Strategic Planning for Program Implementation
In this section resources are provided that can assist managers and administrators with strategic planning and in addressing systemic issues identified in Child and Family Services Reviews, such as barriers to adoption for children from foster care.
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Provides training and technical assistance to assist States and Tribes with strategic recruitment planning. This work includes helping agencies integrate and coordinate their various plans (i.e., PIPs, CFSP, APSRs, etc.) and State-wide initiatives to support their overall vision and to achieve their desired service goals for children and families.
Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature (PDF - 2,233 KB)
National Implementation Research Network (2005)
Discusses findings from a review of 743 articles on implementation that sought to synthesize research in the area of implementation, as well as to determine what is known about relevant components of implementation.
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Within Systems of Care
Walrath, Blase, Kanary (2008)
In The System of Care Handbook: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children, Youth, and Families
Outlines key issues that should be considered as evidence-based practices (EBPs) and programs are integrated into a system of care framework. A theory-driven, step-by-step approach to the integration of EBPs into a system of care environment is presented, as well as examples and lessons learned from communities that employ the practice.
Implementation: The Missing Link Between Research and Practice (PDF - 2,748 KB)
Fixsen, Naoom, Blase, Wallace (2007)
Explores the challenges and strategies related to implementation of evidence-based treatment interventions into direct practice.