In this section resources are provided that can assist managers and administrators with strategic planning and in addressing systemic issues identified in Child and Family Services Reviews, such as barriers to adoption for children from foster care.
Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature (PDF - 2,233 KB)
National Implementation Research Network (2005)
Discusses findings from a review of 743 articles on implementation that sought to synthesize research in the area of implementation, as well as to determine what is known about relevant components of implementation.
Implementation Science in Action
Capacity Building Center for States (2015)
Presents information from three national leaders in implementation science who share the implementation strategies they have used as well as their successes, challenges, and lessons learned. A free login is required to access this information.
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Within Systems of Care
Walrath, Blase, Kanary (2008)
In The System of Care Handbook: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children, Youth, and Families
Outlines key issues that should be considered as evidence-based practices (EBPs) and programs are integrated into a system of care framework. A theory-driven, step-by-step approach to the integration of EBPs into a system of care environment is presented, as well as examples and lessons learned from communities that employ the practice.
Implementation: The Missing Link Between Research and Practice (PDF - 598 KB)
Fixsen & Blase (2009)
Explores the challenges and strategies related to implementation of evidence-based treatment interventions into direct practice.
Strategies to Stage and Scale Up Implementation in Child Welfare Systems [Webinar]
Capacity Building Center for States (2016)
Explores the application of implementation science principles to decisions about staging and scaling new programs and practices that have not been implemented statewide. This webinar examines the elements needed to scale effectively, and representatives from various States provide insights from their experiences with staged implementation approaches. Registration is required to access this resource.