Interagency and Cross-System Collaboration
Many efforts to improve child welfare services or reform child welfare systems involve collaboration to enhance and integrate service delivery and ultimately improve outcomes for the children and families being served. Collaboration may occur among public agencies or between public and private agencies, communities, or families.
- Collaboration among public agencies
- Public/private collaborations
- Collaboration with courts
- Collaboration with juvenile justice agencies
- Kinship care
- Mental health services
- Health services
- Substance abuse services
- Domestic violence services
- TANF/public assistance
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Offers training and technical assistance to improve management and operations, bolster organizational capacity, promote service integration, and develop supervisory and management systems; also coordinates, facilitates, and evaluates onsite training and technical assistance across the National Resource Centers.
|Community Partnerships: Improving the Response to Child Maltreatment.|
|Author(s):||Children's Bureau. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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|Year Published:||2010 - 150 pages|
|This manual reflects the widespread recognition that coordinated multidisciplinary responses are needed to address the complex needs of today's children and families. It offers guidance on how diverse community agencies, organizations, and individuals can join together to provide a web of support for families and create safe, healthy environments for children to thrive. The manual describes the benefits of community partnerships, outlines the steps to establishing and sustaining partnerships, and provides information on how to measure results. It also describes ways in which child protective services can adapt their practices to engage families' natural support systems and increase community involvement ...|