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Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation

This webinar describes the work on leadership for implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child welfare and other service settings, issues…

Changing Systems & Practice to Improve Outcomes for Young Fathers, Their Children & Their Families

This brief makes recommendations for child welfare system policy and practice changes that recognize the critical role young fathers can…

Stages of Implementation (9 minutes)

 This short course (9 minutes) reviews the stages of implementation as described in the framework developed by the National Implementation Research Network…

Systems of Care System Management Toolkit

This toolkit provides guidance for developing the day-to-day activities of those who are overseeing the system of care and provides…

Stage-Based Measures of Implementation Components

This document supports implementation teams to examine implementation drivers and begin the process of developing implementation capacity in an organization…

Providing Technical Assistance to Build Implementation Capacity in Child Welfare: A Manual Based on the Development, Implementation, and Assessment Approach

This document provides guidance to T/TA providers who are building the implementation capacity of child welfare organizations that use the…

Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Final Report and Recommendations (MN)

This report advise the governor and legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels…

Gaining Buy-In from the Front Line During Times of Change

This brief examines the critical role of frontline staff in implementing change, outlines key steps and strategies for engaging staff,…

Direct Service Workers’ Recommendations for Child Welfare Financing and System Reform

This report summarizes frontline workers' and supervisors' survey responses and analyzes the implications their answers have on continuing efforts to…

Toolkit for Expanding the System of Care Approach

This toolkit provides resources that guide work to expand and sustain systems of care throughout states, tribes, territories, and communities.…

Human Resources as a Strategic Partner for Health and Human Services

This report proposes a variety of strategies for consideration by health and human service leaders in partnership with their human…

Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 5 Full Implementation

This document includes activities that help ensure teams are in place, continuously improving and sustaining the innovation, and the environment…

Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 4 Initial Implementation

This document provides guidance on testing critical elements and modifying components to improve innovation processes and ensure that implementation supports…

Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 3 Installation

This document provides guidance for developing protocols for staff selection, training, coaching, and fidelity assessments; and describes activities that are…

Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 2 Exploration

This document includes activities that help define the target population and desired outcomes of change, create and promote buy-in for…

Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 1 Teaming and Communication Linkages

This document includes activities to assist with organizational elements that begin prior to the exploration stage and continue throughout the…

Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Introduction

This document provides background information and instructions for using the Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation, along with…

Georgia Child Welfare Reform Council Final Report to the Governor

This report contains the Child Welfare Reform Council recommendations for how to reform Georgia’s child welfare system in order to…

From Automated to Comprehensive: What child welfare organizations need to succeed

This report provides insights into how agencies can optimally meet the key provisions of Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS)…

Child Welfare Reform - CW360

This issue of CW360° explores the evolution of child welfare reform in the United States, introduces common catalysts for change…

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Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation

This series of documents provides guidance on the use of the Development, Implementation, and Assessment approach and includes links to…

Sunset Advisory Commission: Staff Report with Final Results

This report summarizes the actions taken by the Sunset Commission and the Texas’ 84th Legislature after a two year review…

Report to the Sunset Advisory Commission: Child Protective Services Transformation

This report summarizes the progress of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ (DFPS) to reform Child Protective Servicesto include…

The PII Approach: Building Implementation and Evaluation Capacity in Child Welfare

This report describes Permanency Innovations Initiative’s collaborative approach to implementation and evaluation. (2014)

The Permanency Innovations Initiative Approach to Evaluation

This brief describes the overall evaluation approach, including an explanation of the evaluation framework and a description of both pre-evaluation…

The Development, Implementation, and Assessment Approach

This document describes an approach which delivers best practices in implementation science, helping public, private, and Tribal child welfare organizations…

Crisis and Opportunity in Delaware’s Child Welfare System

This report explains, Outcomes Matter, an initiative that boosted morale among caseworkers and gave kids and families a critical voice…

Change & the Roles People Play (2 minute microlearning)

At just over two minutes, this microlearning course provides an overview of the roles people play during different stages of…

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Supporting Change in Child Welfare: An Evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance

This report presents the key findings and primary implications of an evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) delivery and…

Findings and Resources from an Evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance

This webpage summarizes a five-year evaluation of two groups of Training and Technical Assistance providers – regional Child Welfare Implementation…

Theory of Change: A Practical Tool for Action, Results and Learning

This manual, created for the Casey Foundation's Making Connections initiative, defines theory of change using Casey's impact, influence and leverage…

Logic Model Development Guide: W.K. Kellogg Foundation

This guide focuses on the development and use of the program logic model and provides an orientation to the underlying…

How to Scale Up Effective Programs Serving Children, Youth, and Families

This brief reviews the best practices for scale up of effective programs from across the literature and describes the experiences…

Framing Program Evaluation: Tinkering With Theories of Change and Logic Models

This article explores how three organizations developed their program’s theory of change and logic model. (2015)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Logic Models but Were Afraid to Ask

This paper provides a basic overview of logic models - what they are, their benefits and suggestions for level of…

Learning from Practice: Evaluation and Improvement Science Syllabus

This guide focuses on the development and use of the program logic model, and provides an orientation to the underlying…

Implementation Process Measure (IPM)

This measure is intended to track the processes that state, county, and tribal jurisdictions use to implement systems changes during…

The Utility of Trouble - From Crisis to Opportunity: Child Welfare Reform in MA

This report provides an outside perspective and examples of effective strategies implemented by states and jurisdictions who struggle with ways…

Organizational Change - CalSWEC Webinar Video

This webinar provides concepts and practice principles that you should know about three levels of organizational change, roles of change…

Organizational Change - CalSWEC Webinar PPT

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar providing concepts and practice principles that you should know about three levels of organizational…

Modification to Sunset Issue 2 on the Department of Family and Protective Services (TX)

This report highlights the changes and recommendations proposed by the CPS Operational Review and Sunset Commission to address the issues…

The Dance of Leadership: A Framework for Implementation in Tribal and State Child Welfare

This webinar covers the key ways that implementation in tribal and public child welfare is distinct from implementation in other…

Beyond Quick Fixes: Agency Priorities - Keep Focused and Don't get Lost in the Chaos!

This document features a series of articles regarding the status of child protection services in the United States and proposals…

Achieving Inclusive Excellence: Strategies for Creating Real and Sustainable Change in Quality and Diversity

This article, written by Damon Williams, shares the several shifts in culture and practice made by the University of Connecticut’s…

On the Frontline: Improving Child Protective Services Investigations

This webinar provides an outline of On the Frontline, an Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative to strengthen child protection and…

Innovations in NYC Health and Human Services Policy - Child Welfare

This policy brief focuses on the child welfare reforms implemented in New York City from 2002 and 2013 that many…

Emerging Child Welfare Policy and Practice Reforms - Part Two

This webinar features Judge James Payne, Sr. from Public Consulting Group, who provides an analysis of Annie E. Casey’s proposal…

Emerging Child Welfare Policy and Practice Reforms - Part One

This webinar provides an overview of APHSA Pathways Initiative, highlights emerging congressional child welfare activities, presents Casey Family Programs efforts…

A Guide to the Implementation Process: Stages, Steps & Activities

This guide is based on a review of the literature of implementation science and the collective experiences of federally funded…

Video series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare

This video series complements “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare”, a publication for…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Tying It All Together (Part 5)

This video illustrates all five phases of the framework through a single case example. It also discusses how subsidized guardianship…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)

This video describes the Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve phases of the framework, explains how agencies can apply…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)

This video introduces two additional phases of the framework: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn. It describes how agencies…

A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Identify & Explore (Part 2)

This video explains the process of building evidence and spreading effective practice in child welfare begins with investigating a problem,…

Partnerships, Evaluation, and Effective Practice in Child Welfare: Introducing a New Framework (Part 1)

This video introduces a practical guide for strengthening child welfare systems called “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain…

NCWWI Change Implementation Reference List

This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Change Implementation.…

Texas DFPS CPS Operational Review – The Stephen Group

This operational review of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Child Protective Services (CPS) identifies ways in…

Child Welfare Practice: Creating a Successful Climate for Change

This report presents the findings of an institutional analysis in Los Angeles, CA, of the policies and practices that may…

Lessons Learned through the Application of Implementation Science Concepts to Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grant Programs

This report explores the organizational characteristics, activities, and processes that facilitate the successful implementation of innovative CB discretionary grant projects,…

ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences

This webinar showcases the development, implementation and outcomes of ChildStat, a creative, data-driven, systemic leadership initiative implemented in 2006 by…

The Active Implementation Hub

This website of quick start videos and guides developed by the National Implementation Research Network is designed to support Active…

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What Works in Child Welfare Reform: Reducing Reliance on Congregate Care in Tennessee

This report explores the factors that enabled Tennessee to make and sustain dramatic declines in the number of children placed…

We All Need Somebody: Supporting Children, Families & the Workforce in Connecticut’s Family Foster Care System

This report describes the systems change efforts to better utilize and support the State of Connecticut’s existing foster families, through…

Statewide Implementation of a Family Centered Practice Model: Increasing Readiness & Managing Change (Mississippi)

This overview of the Mississippi Change Management Implementation Project highlights the institutionalization of a family-centered practice culture in the Mississippi…

Implementing the DCF Case Practice Model (New Jersey)

This overview of the Implementation of the Case Practice Model highlights a six prong approach: 1) Leadership Development, 2) Statewide…

Hand in Hand: How One of the Nation's Largest Child Welfare Agencies Transformed Itself for Better Outcomes for Children (Los Angeles)

This special report details the comprehensive service delivery system that has revolutionized child welfare in L.A. County, reducing reliance on…

Congregate Care Rightsizing and Redesign (Connecticut)

This report provides an overview of congregate care in Connecticut, describes levers of change in four practice areas, profiles younger…

Facing Reality: What It Takes to Implement Systems Change

This webinar provides an overview of implementation science, early lessons learned in implementing systems change in child welfare, and implications…

Implementing Science Webinar Series

This webinar series explores strategies and resources needed to engage and support district implementation capacity, and is organized around the…

Systems of Care Policy Action Guide

This guide is a capacity building tool that supports the process of identifying and advancing policy strategies to improve child…

Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Strategy Guidance

This guide provides strategies and key processes for developing and executing a strategic plan, and practices for establishing and implementing…

Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Change Management

This guide provides strategies, key processes, and practices for establishing and implementing change management to support everyone in an agency…

Evidence-based Practice Implementation Model: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Advancing a Conceptual Model of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Public Service Sectors,” which proposes a…

Implementing Change at the Local Level: Strategies for Success

This issue of Child Welfare Matters explores steps agencies can take to engage the local level in change. The articles…

Building Support for Innovation Inside Child Welfare Agencies

This report focuses on organization development tools as an approach to supporting change within child welfare organizations. Multiple tools are…

Readiness for Change

This brief aims to define the variables a state or district leadership team may wish to consider as they determine…

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Critical Factors in System of Care Implementation

This issue brief presents cross-site patterns of system implementation, which emerged from the analysis of locally identified implementation factors that…

A Framework for Implementing Systems Change in Child Welfare: A Practice Brief

This practice brief provides an overview of The Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center’s (WPIC) framework for achieving sustainable…

For the Welfare of Children: Lessons Learned from Class Action Litigation

This document presents a series of papers evaluating the use of class action litigation to reform public child welfare systems.…

Guide for Developing & Implementing Child Welfare Practice Models

This guide offers an overall framework for developing, imple­menting and/or strengthening a family-centered practice model, cites specific examples from States…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Building & Sustaining System Reform Efforts

This webpage includes resources that provide data, knowledge, strategies, and tools for administrators and program managers as they plan, implement,…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Supervising for Organizational Change

This webpage includes resources that provide strategies and tools for supervisors involved in planning, initiating, or implementing systems change, including…

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare: Implementation Resources Section

This webpage is designed to make implementation more approachable and practical by providing administrators and stakeholders with useful tools and…

National Implementation Research Network

This website for the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) provides resources that contribute to the best practices and science of…