Document Category: System Reform

Tool for Engaging the Legal Community in Implementing Family First

This tool lays the groundwork for state and local child welfare agencies to partner with the legal community to identify and address the Family First Prevention and Services Act’s potential legal implications as part of the implementation process. The goal of the tool is to facilitate conversations and collaboration with the legal community to maximize …

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Child Welfare and Pandemics Literature Scan

This literature scan identifies and synthesizes existing literature examining the effects of pandemics and the identification of policy solutions to mitigate their effects on a well defined group of Canada’s population—children in the care of Canada’s child welfare system.

Applying a Racial Equity Lens to a Change Project

This worksheet provides a list of questions to ask before implementing any change project, to ensure your agency is a place where everybody has an opportunity to thrive, and that your policies, practices, and procedures benefit the families and the community you serve.

Change and Implementation in Practice

The Change and Implementation in Practice series is a collection of research-informed and user-friendly resources that can help agencies achieve meaningful changes in child welfare practice and improve outcomes.

Change and Implementation in Practice: Teaming

Child welfare agency leaders, managers, change and implementation teams, continuous quality improvement teams, and other stakeholders can use the resources here to learn how to establish a team structure and identify team members, develop a team charter and communication plan, work collaboratively to effectively guide change, and more.

Families First: Readiness Assessment, Planning and Implementation

The Chapin Hall suite of tools, readiness assessment, and planning framework provide a phased approach to preparing for successful implementation. We conduct a data-informed exploration of the needs of children and families impacted by the legislation to guide visioning and decision making.