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Developing and Implementing Agency Mission and Policy
An agency's philosophy, mission, and policy set the tone for workplace culture and interactions between agency staff and community members. The resources in this section examine how child welfare agencies can implement organizational change by moving toward strengths-based, family-centered practice, and how to create effective mission and vision statements.
Family-Centered Practice and Practice Models
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Describes the four essential components of family-centered practice in child welfare and provides guides from State child welfare agencies that have implemented family-centered practice models.
An Introduction to the Practice Model Framework: A Working Document Series
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement & National Child Welfare Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2008)
Helps agencies create or modify child welfare practice models. This series focuses on implementing a child-focused, family-centered approach to providing child welfare services.