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National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care
Demonstration Sites and References
California - Partnering4Permanency - Valerie Earley, Project Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado - Jefferson County System of Care - Susan Franklin, Project Director, SFrankli@jeffco.us
Kansas - Family Centered Systems of Care - Beth Evans, Project Director, email@example.com
Nevada - Caring Communities Project - Tiffany Hesser, Project Director, HesserTi@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, firstname.lastname@example.org
North Dakota - Medicine Moon Initiative: Improving Tribal Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care - Deb Painte, Project Director, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity. (n.d.). Places to watch: Promising practices to address racial disproportionality in child welfare services. [Online] Available: http://www.cssp.org/uploadFiles/Promising_Practices_to_Address_Racial_Disproportionality.pdf
Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity. (2006). Synthesis of research on disproportionality in child welfare: An update. [Online] Available: http://www.racemattersconsortium.org/docs/BobHillPaper_FINAL.pdf (PDF - 512 KB)
Casey Family Programs. (2007). Engaging communities in taking a stand for children and families: Leadership development and strategic planning in the Texas child welfare system. [Online] Available: http://www.casey.org/Resources/Publications/TexasLeadershipChronicle.htm
Child Welfare League of America. (2001, revised). Cultural competence: About this area of focus. [Online] Available: http://www.cwla.org/programs/culturalcompetence/culturalabout.htm
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Cross, T., Bazron, B., Dennis, K., & Isaacs, M. (1989). Towards a culturally competent system of care: A monograph on effective services for minority children who are severely emotionally disturbed: Volume 1. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Child Development Center.
Cultural Competency Charter Team. (n.d.). Why there is a compelling need for cultural competence in child welfare. Topeka, KS: Kansas Family Centered Systems of Care Demonstration Grant Program.
Hornberger, S., Gardner, S., Young, N., Gannon, N., & Osher, T. (2005). Improving the quality of care for the most vulnerable children, youth, and their families: Finding consensus. [Online] Available: http://www.cwla.org/programs/bhd/qualityofcarebody.pdf (PDF - 460 KB)
McPhatter, A. (1997). Cultural competence in child welfare: What is it? How do we achieve it? What happens without it? Child Welfare, 76(1), 255-278.
McPhatter, A., & Ganaway, T. (2003). Beyond the rhetoric: Strategies for implementing culturally effective practice with children, families, and communities. Child Welfare, 82(2), 103-124.
National Center for Cultural Competence. (n.d.). Conceptual frameworks/models, guiding values and principles. [Online] Available: http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/foundations/frameworks.html
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement & National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development. (2007). 2007 CFSR toolkit for youth involvement: Engaging youth in the child and family services review. [Online] Available: http://www.nrcys.ou.edu/cfsrtoolkit/resources/cfsrtk.pdf (PDF - 3040 KB)
Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. (2004). Fostering the future: Safety, permanence, and well-being for children in foster care. [Online] Available: http://pewfostercare.org/research/docs/FinalReport.pdf (PDF - 264 KB)
Vidal de Haymes, M., & Siman, S. (2003). Transracial adoption: Families identify issues and needed support services. Child Welfare, 82(2), 251-272.
Westbrook, T., Ellis, J., & Ellett, A. (2006). Improving retention among public child welfare workers: What can we learn from the insights and experiences of committed survivors? Administration in Social Work, 30(4), 37-62.
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: Raymond Crowel, Project Director, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031, 703.934.3000.