Foster Care Technologies

These technologies improve process efficiency of programs related to foster care

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Binti is a next generation suite of technology solutions designed to help foster care professionals do their job more effectively and efficiently. Binti for Home Studies helps potential adopting parents complete all the adoption home study paperwork online.

CarePortal is a portal that connects churches or groups with the local Department of Children and Family services so that they may better support the needs of the local families and children working with the department.  

Casebook by Case Commons is an innovative suite of cloud-based family-centered tools for child welfare case management. Results so far: +13.8% Increase in children with recorded face-to-face contact with case manager in last 30 days, +81% Increase in weekly average recorded visits with parents, and +28% Increase in the share of children placed with relatives (kinship placement).

Case Commons was selected to develop open-source software to replace California' s intake functions of the 20-year old Child Welfare System / Case Management System (CWS/CMS). New child welfare digital services will include Intake, Certification, Approval, and Licensing Services (CALS), Case Management, Resource Management, Court Processing, Eligibility, Financial Management

 

ECAP (Every Child A Priority) is a platform that increases placement stability by 1.5-1.8 times through behavioral characteristics matching. Children reach permanency 53 days sooner on average. Results validated by University of Kansas School of Social Work. Created by Foster Care Technology and built on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud.

FOCUS on Foster Families The the Nathanson Family Resilience Center at UCLA launched this mobile app that uses candid video interviews and online tools, to help foster families improve their skills related to communication, emotional regulation, problem solving, and goal setting.

Foster Health Link (FHL) is a website and mobile application that provides foster parents and caregivers with health information about children in their care. Created by Ventura County Children and Family Services.

Foster Skills - We enable governments to innovate more quickly! We crowdsource the general public for ideas to improve the child welfare system and then rapidly develop these into prototypes with the help of experience experts. These prototypes are then scaled into new innovations by our team with the help of government and industry support.

KaleidaCare provides a web-based care management and reporting software solution focused on the needs of social service organizations. By giving everyone involved the information when they need it and how they need it, the system provides decision makers access to a complete picture of care specifics for individual clients and aggregate outcomes on a historical or real-time snapshot basis.

Know Before You Go (KnowB4UGo) is a mobile app (Apple iOS, Windows, Android, Blackberry), website and YouTube channel that provides advice from former foster youth on Life, Health, Money, Legal, Housing, School, Work and Creating an Independent Living Plan. Empowers youth who are about to leave the foster care system on how to be their own advocates. Created by Alliance for Children's Rights and Children's Law Center of California.

MD THINK (Maryland’s Total Human-services Information Network) is a cloud-based data repository that will make it easier to share information across departments. A first phase will focus on sharing info between the state’s human resources and health departments to help children in foster care, disconnected youth and families. Caseworkers will also receive tablet devices for the first time so they can input data in the field.

MDYA360 by Vital Child collects and connects (via youth,parent/guardian and staff perceptions) an array of evidence essential to guiding at-risk youth based organizational improvement efforts. It provides a 360° view Across the Child's Universe Child Protective Services, Juvenile Justice, Foster Care, Residential Treatment, Psychiatric Inpatient Services

My Jump Vault provides youth with a space where they can securely store and access important information, so that it's always within reach when they need it. Developed by Five Points Technology Group (Five Points), under the direction of a group of young adults in the Florida foster care system.

National Foster Care & Adoption Directory (NFCAD) Mobile App search information, including location and key contacts, for organizations, groups, agencies, and experts across the child welfare field. Users can easily find, filter, and save information on direct service providers, support groups, and related foster care and adoption organizations. Created by USDHHS.

Partners for Our Children provides access to data about children and families who interact with the child welfare system in Washington State.

Persistence Plus mobile app uses behavioral science to nudge students to achieve goals, reframe obstacles, take advantage of campus resources and stay on the path to graduation.

Primitive Logic transforms interactions with foster families with domain expertise and technology solutions designed to enable agencies to engage, identify, recruit, qualify, and retain foster parents.

Rate My Foster Home is a hybrid (web SaaS and mobile) app that enables Social workers, or family resource workers, to better manage caseloads by diagnosing (communications, behavioral, and resource) problems that foster families have in real-time using the Net Promoter System (NPS) System. Created by Foster Skills in Boston, MA.

Stabilify.net: technological tools that leverage data collection and analysis to provide child welfare agencies with real-time answers to what is working, what is not working, and why.

YouthMattersPhilly -- The app is designed to help vulnerable and marginalized youth in Philadelphia – particularly youth who have aged out of foster care and/or who are homeless - find and access local resources like shelter, housing, food, healthcare. It uses geo-location to provide users with both a map and a text list of the available resources. Designed by faculty from UPENN School of Social Policy & Practice, Hack4Impact undergraduate students from UPENN Computer Science, and Juvenile Law Center.

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