How much clout will the tool have with home finding?
What age do you have to be to submit rating?
Can kids with disabilities use the product?
Do you plan on asking more questions?
Can the youth rate from anywhere? At any time?
Can you submit multiple ratings within a month?
Do social workers have access to mobile devices? Or, would they use own phone?
Can you use algorithms to identify bad homes?
How does this tool affect paperwork?
How is supervision deployed based on home feedback?
How much clout does the rating have? Will it it affect home recruitment and licensing?
What type of transparency will this provide?
Security of the app, potential tampering
Who could see the data? Foster youth, foster parent
Will negative ratings prevent that parent from becoming a foster parent, which is concerning, especially if there are a limited number of homes to begin with.
Cultural difference in homes -- How will social workers perceive culture? (i.e. foster youth walking around in home in panties).
Since youth may be having a bad day, how do you use that data?
Places a lot of pressure on the super.
Liked the one questions because it was simple and not overwhelming.
Quick rating, quick feedback.
Brings in information that we are not currently getting.
Likes simple interface.
It allows you to get better and more focused feedback from your supervisor
It also allows you to connect with social workers who have similar issues, which could build support and more rapport and community among colleagues. It would allow social workers, as a whole, to receive more targeted trainings.
Foster youth would be able to report dangerous situations.
Allows youth and foster parent to have a voice.
Create an explainer video.
Create education for social worker.
Is there a way for the youth to submit commentary to the ratemyfosterhome.com site outside of the monthly ratings in which you could communicate to a social worker? So you don’t have in-person bias. [Note: Case Commons has a mechanism, where you can send an email to an email associated to an account, so this is definitely possible.]
Every six months, ask five questions. Or, use open ended data to figure
Create a guide on how the ratings should be interpreted
Have you thought about other use cases? For instance, the tool could be used for halfway houses, or housing for homeless women, or detention facilities. (Note: In tech, we call this fungible. For this reason, we have thought about changing the name of the product.)
If you keep getting same data, you know what to parse out? And - should help government direct trainings based on data received.