Administering & Managing Child Welfare Agencies & Programs
A child welfare agency's administrative structure, combined with effective leadership and competent management, provides the framework for ensuring the delivery of quality services to children and families. The resources featured in the following sections focus on the essential components of strong administration and management such as leadership, governance, program development, and partnering with the community.
- Building agency capacity
- Building agency/community partnerships
- Building a culturally competent agency
- Contracting and service agreements
- Developing and implementing agency mission and policy
- Developing and managing effective programs and services
- Developing and sustaining leadership
- Ensuring effective governance/oversight
- Meeting legal, professional, and regulatory requirements
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Offers training and technical assistance to State and Tribal child welfare organizations to improve management and operations, quality assurance and improvement, and organizational capacity.
|State vs. County Administration of Child Welfare Services|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway.
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|Year Published:||2012 - 2 pages|
|Provides a breakdown of which States (including Washington, DC) have established a centralized administrative system for child welfare services and can be described as State administered, which States can be described as county administered, and which States have a hybrid system that includes both State and county administration. A map showing the different classifications is also included.|