- Is the tool going to be in multiple languages?
- 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.