2015 OMS Resources for Members

 

Healing, Justice, & Trust 2015: How CACs prove (and improve) their work

NCA’s Outcome Measurement System (OMS) helps CACs demonstrate their success to funders, lawmakers, and stakeholders, while helping centers to benchmark themselves against the field to internally identify areas for improvement. 

Below are some 2015 OMS resources for CACs to help you improve your work, build support and trust among your networks, and make the case for new support to lawmakers, funders, and community leaders.

 

Click to view "Healing, Justice, & Trust: Outcome Measurement System National Report, Member Edition 2015" Click here to view "Healing, Justice, & Trust: A National Report on Outcomes for Children's Advocacy Centers, 2015" Click here to view the brief "Healing, Justice, & Trust: Measuring Outcomes for Kids"
Member Edition for CAC professionals, board members, and MDTs. Use it for benchmarking performance against national averages, highlighting bright spots, and identifying areas for improvement at CACs.

 

National Report for sharing with supporters and engaged stakeholders. Use it to demonstrate the success of the CAC model and the value of CAC work in the eyes of caregivers and MDT members.

 

A brief of the 2015 OMS data highlighting how the CAC model works, its successful outcomes, the momentum of our movement, and the need for continued and expanded support. Use it to share with lawmakers, funders, or other current or future supporters whose time may be limited.

 

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NOTE: The member edition is available for the use of NCA members, their boards, and MDT partners only. Please do not distribute this version.

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Create Your Own

Here’s a brief webinar from October 2016 on the importance of using shared data, how to source data that tells your story, and an in-depth walkthrough on using the template below
[Click here to download a customizable Adobe InDesign file template package to tell your story through shared data] [Click here to download and view an example brief based upon the customizable template using data and graphics from West Virginia Child Advocacy Network] [Click here to view slides from "Telling Your Story Through Shared Data!"
A customizable template version of the Healing, Justice, & Trust brief you can edit with Adobe InDesign to include your own data, logo, and graphics. Includes a toggleable instruction set layer (in pink).

 

An example brief based upon the customizable template using data and graphics from West Virginia Child Advocacy Network Slides from the October 2016 webinar, “Telling Your Story Through Shared Data!”, that includes a walkthrough of how to collect your data and use the template to the left
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NOTE: This template is available for the use of NCA members, their boards, and MDT partners only. Please do not distribute this version.

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How do CACs use OMS?

OMS is one of the most requested and widely used membership benefits provided by the National Children’s Alliance.  Developed in Texas in 2009 and then offered by NCA to CACs in other states starting in 2012, its success demonstrates the growing need for a unified system for evaluating CACs on an individual, state, and national level.  It provides the opportunity for each CAC to not only measure their own performance, but also benchmark themselves against the field.  Hundreds of centers across all 50 states (and a growing number of international locations) have used OMS to give families and team members a voice in the CAC process, which in turn allows centers to demonstrate their success and find areas for improvement.

OMS allows CACs to report on survey items designed to capture two measurable outcomes:

  1. The CAC facilitates healing for children and caregivers.
  2. The MDT approach results in more collaborative and efficient case investigations.

New to OMS? Get Started!

Centers can join OMS at any time!  Here are a few links on how to start using OMS to tell your story and improve your work right away.

Improve Your Experience | Click here for training materials for collecting data Use Your Results | Click here to learn about telling your story through OMS Add Your Voice | Click here to learn how using OMS can help your CAC

 

Thank you for your interest in OMS!

We are excited to provide you with this important tool for your CAC.  These outcomes demonstrate your dedication to serving children in your community and engaging in this national movement.

For questions about the Outcome Measurement System (OMS), please contact:

Kaitlin Lounsbury

OMS Coordinator, National Children’s Alliance

(202) 548-0090 x211

OMScoordinator@nca-online.org