November 23, 2016

In this Issue:

  1. Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System
      Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - November 18, 2016
  2. Improving Follow-up After Newborn Hearing Screening
      Source: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management - November 9, 2016

1. Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System

Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - November 18, 2016

A new brief, Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System, explores emerging evidence from social science research on the value of early care and education services to the Child Welfare System's goals of: (1) child safety, (2) permanency, and (3) wellbeing. It finds that the vast majority of young children in the Child Welfare System are not utilizing early care and education services despite the apparent benefits. It concludes with a discussion about organizational practices that can be used to increase the enrollment of child welfare system-supervised-children in early care and education programs.

2. Improving Follow-up After Newborn Hearing Screening

Source: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management - November 9, 2016

A new online action kit, Improving Follow-up After Newborn Hearing Screening: An Action Kit for Audiologists, is designed to help audiologists create an efficient and reliable system of diagnosis and referral and ultimately improved outcomes for infants who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Funded by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, the kit includes resources created by early hearing detection and intervention programs from 49 states and 3 territories. These resources were developed and tested as part of quality improvement (QI) work undertaken during the course of five learning collaboratives conducted by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NICHQ) between 2013 and 2016. For additional information, go to http://nichq.org/blog/2016/november/audiology_action_kit_for_follow_up