Change Implementation

How One State Achieved Breakthrough Improvements in a Highly Stressed Foster Care System

This webinar discusses Restore Hope Arkansas’ work in transforming Arkansas’ foster care system and highlights the process of creating and using strategy maps as a strategic framework to align many stakeholders, leverage innovative technology, and effectively engage community partners. The recording is available on-demand.

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30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare System

An examination of how child welfare policy in this country has failed children, youth, families, and their communities for decades and Black families since 1619. The timeline pictured gives the reader an outline of the failed policies impacting the poor, Black, and Brown families who have and are touching the child welfare system. Second, the

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Thriving Families Safer Children Equitable Compensation Taskforce Report

The Thriving Families Safer Children (TFSC) movement includes 22 sites nationwide as well as lived expert leaders and five national partner organizations. Inconsistent practices across sites and partner organizations in how lived expert partners are compensated have been observed (also referred to in this report as lived experience partners, individuals with lived experience, or LEX).

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Racial Equity Tools

There are two sections on this site that focus on organizational change. The PLAN/Issues section provides the concepts and frameworks to understand the change process, examples and ways to make one’s case and include case studies of organizations at different points in their change process. In the Organizational Change Process section of ACT/Strategies, there are

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What is Community Engaged Research (CER)?

Community engaged research is a process that incorporates input from people who the research outcomes will impact and involves such people or groups as equal partners throughout the research process. This involvement may include co-designing research questions to solve problems, making decisions, influencing policies, and creating programs and interventions that affect their own lives. This

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Brookings – State Resilience and Recovery: Strategies to reduce inequality and promote prosperity by creating better places

This report discusses the importance of addressing economic inequities across the United States by focusing in on specific regions, due to the vast disparities that exist in certain places over others. State policies are crucial in this endeavor because of their ability to make investments in local communities. Additionally, putting special focus on building stronger

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