• November 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 8

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Action Briefs for Implementing Systems of Care

The National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care (NTAECS) has produced a series of action briefs for child welfare administrators and programs managers responsible for implementing systems change. The five briefs highlight findings from the national cross-site evaluation of nine grantees (18 demonstration sites) funded by the Children's Bureau to test a systems of care approach to improving outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system.

Systems of care is an integrated process for delivering services via a blend of partnerships among child welfare service organizations to meet families' complex needs. The series examines crucial elements of systems of care, including the role of frontline staff, sustaining partnerships, developing a shared vision, and building agency and family capacities for engagement. The briefs are:

  • Gaining Buy-In From the Front Line During Times of Change
  • Building and Sustaining Child Welfare Partnerships
  • Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision
  • Building Agency Capacity for Family Involvement in Child Welfare
  • Building Family Capacity for Family Involvement in Child Welfare

The briefs are available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/management/reform/soc/communicate/initiative/actionbriefs/index.cfm

To learn more about the work of the center and to access additional systems of care resources, including evaluation reports, toolkits, logic models, webinar transcripts and slides, and more, go to:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/management/reform/soc/communicate/initiative/ntaec.cfm

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