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National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care
Demonstration Sites, References, and Additional Resources
California - Partnering4Permanency - Valerie Earley, Project Director, email@example.com
Colorado - Jefferson County System of Care - Susan Franklin, Project Director, SFrankli@jeffco.us
Kansas - Family Centered Systems of Care - Beth Evans, Project Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada - Caring Communities Project - Tom Morton, Project Director, MortonTD@co.clark.nv.us
New York - The CRADLE in Bedford Stuyvesant: A Systems of Care Initiative - Nigel Nathaniel, Project Director, Nigel.Nathaniel@dfa.state.ny.us
North Carolina - Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care - Eric Zechman, Project Director, email@example.com
North Dakota - Medicine Moon Initiative: Improving Tribal Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care - Deb Painte, Project Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon - Improving Permanency Outcomes Project - Patrick Melius, Project Director, Patrick.J.Melius@state.or.us
Pennsylvania - Locally Organized Systems of Care - Andrea Richardson, Project Director, email@example.com
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Koppell, J. G. S. (2005). Pathologies of accountability: ICANN and the challenge of "multiple accountabilities disorder." Public Administration Review, 65(1), 94-108.
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Sahonchik, K., Frizsell, B., & O'Brien, M. (2005). Systemic issues in child welfare: Strategic planning for child welfare agencies. Child Welfare for the Twentieth Century. (pp. 719-727). Retrieved January 24, 2009, from SocINDEX with Full Text database.
Schorr, L. (2006, October). Common purpose: Sharing responsibility for child and family outcomes. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from http://www.nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_671.pdf (PDF - 170 KB)
U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2003). States face challenges in developing information systems and reporting reliable child welfare data. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-267T (PDF - 229 KB)
Woodbridge, M., & Huang, L. (2000). Using evaluation data to manage, improve, market, and sustain children's services. Systems of Care: Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health, 2000 Series, Volume II. Washington, DC: Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice, American Institutes for Research. Retrieved August 14, 2009, from http://cecp.air.org/promisingpractices/2000monographs/vol2.pdf (PDF - 343 KB)
The following online resources offer valuable information for child welfare practitioners, administrators, and community partners and feature ready-to-use tools and examples from the field.
Free Management Library
United Way: Resources on outcomes
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Logic Model Builder
University of Wisconsin: Program development and evaluation resources
Harvard Family Research Project: Evaluation exchange
Tools for self-evaluation in child welfare, compiled by Dr. Lynn Usher, University of North Carolina
The National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care is funded by the Children's Bureau, under contract with ICF International. The Center assists and supports grantees funded through the Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care demonstration initiative by providing training and technical assistance and a national evaluation of the demonstration initiative. Contact: Aracelis Gray, NTAC Project Director, 9300 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-225-2290, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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