Resources for Community Partnerships
General information about responding to child abuse and neglect.
|Community Partnerships: Improving the Response to Child Maltreatment.|
|Author(s):||Children's Bureau. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Download (PDF - 3,388KB)
|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 ...|
|Community-based Resources: Keystone to the System of Care|
|Author(s):||National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care
Download (PDF - 941KB)
|Year Published:||2009 - 8 pages|
|Each of the systems of care principles has individual importance and relational value. Together, they are building blocks that form the infrastructure upon which each community's individualized system of care is built. The keystone to that infrastructure and the system of care itself is a community-based approach. This principle secures the others and allows the infrastructure to stand. Realizing that youth thrive in the context of their homes and communities, child welfare agencies and their partners can support a common or integrated case plan that is culturally appropriate, engages and involves the youth and family, is built upon the strengths ...|
Don't Stop Collaborating: Just Stop Creating New Collaboratives (PDF - 391 KB)
Offers States and communities seven ways to help reduce the inefficiency and burden of having disconnected collaboratives.
Partners for Our Children
Describes a Washington State initiative to promote collaboration within the State child welfare community to improve the child welfare system. Its four integrated strategies are: conducting research and policy analysis, promoting innovative and evidence-based practices, supporting workforce excellence, and building awareness through communications.
Partnerships for Families: Stories and Lessons From Los Angeles Communities (PDF - 2898 KB)
First 5 LA (2010)
Describes the Partnerships for Families concept and model, and its success in building a comprehensive network of community services and supports for families. The report includes information on developing and maintaining collaboratives; achieving and sustaining improvements among at-risk families; and recommendations for communities, systems, and funders.
Promise Neighborhoods Institute
Provides communities the information they need to build strong systems of family and community support to improve educational and developmental outcomes for children and youth.
Written Statement of the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators: Hearing on Preventing Child Abuse and Improving Responses to Families in Crisis (PDF - 110 KB)
National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (2009)
Presents a written statement to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities that discusses the lack of prevention funding; the impact of the economic downturn on families; the greater need for child protection programs and family support programs; and the benefits of collaboration among child welfare agencies, communities, nonprofit and private agencies, and faith-based organizations.