About Foster Care Technologies
ECAP has been in use since July 2010 when a Kansas-based
child welfare agency fully implemented it as a part of their intake
operations. In 2013, researchers from the School of Social Welfare
at the University of Kansas completed a research study that validated
ECAP’s impact on the placement stability and timely permanency of
children in foster care. This research study also revealed how these
significantly improved outcomes could be translated into cost savings
for the agencies that were responsible for proving care for these
children and families.
Foster Care Technologies was officially formed in 2014 to support ECAP for current users and to make it available to other private and public agencies involved in foster care. FCT’s mission is to create a new standard in placement stability. To accomplish this, we maintain ongoing partnerships with social welfare researchers and data scientists from the University of Kansas to continue learning about placement stability and improving ECAP.
FCT is a team of social workers, software developers, and business people. We are committed to the vision of creating placement stability for all foster children and helping them achieve permanency more quickly. Placement stability is linked with positive outcomes in all areas of children’s lives, including emotional, medical, academic, and relational domains.
Research Advisory Board
FCT’s Research Advisory Board provides guidance on the research being done and on possible improvements to ECAP. Our board members have included:
Dr. Jun Huan, University of Kansas School of Engineering
Terry Moore, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
Dr. Andrew Zinn, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare