• March 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 2

Current Theme or Topic

  • Hawaii's Differential Response System: An Interview With John Walters
    Hawaii's differential response system, implemented in 2005, has already shown compelling positive outcomes for children and families and for the caseworkers who provide services. In a recent...
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  • Agencies and Courts Meeting Presentations Available
    "Fresh Perspectives on Child Welfare Partnerships" was the theme of the December 2007 Children's Bureau Conference for Agencies and Courts in Arlington, VA. State child welfare...
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  • Collaboration and Systems Change: Two States' Efforts
    This article presents examples of two States’ efforts to achieve better outcomes for children and families by effecting systems change through collaboration. The effort in Kentucky is a relatively...
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  • Practice Models in Child Welfare
    "With permission, the following article is drawn directly from a presentation and handouts developed by Angie Herrick Bordeaux from the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational...
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  • Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Systems Change
    Many children come to the attention of the child welfare system due to parental substance abuse. Systems change efforts that incorporate new ways to address parental substance abuse concerns help...
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  • California Counties' System Improvement Plans
    New child welfare reform legislation in California in 2001 prompted the development of a comprehensive, county-based accountability system that requires counties to develop System Improvement...
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  • Special Issue on Systems Change Research
    Systems change is the focus of the June 2007 issue of the "American Journal of Community Psychology." This special issue draws on new research to provide conceptual and methodological tools for...
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  • T&TA for Systems Change
    The Children's Bureau National Resource Centers (NRCs) provide training and technical assistance (T&TA) to States and Tribes and, in some cases, grantees to help them improve outcomes for children...
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