Resources in this section will help managers and administrators create strategies for recruiting foster and adoptive parents, including State and local examples.
How to Write a Communications Strategy (PDF - 341 KB)
Overseas Development Institute (2013)
Discusses six foundational elements in designing effective communications plans, including objectives, audiences, messages, tools and activities, resources, timescales, and evaluations.
Leading Adaptively in Child Welfare (PDF - 275 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau, National child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement & University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service (2013)
Child Welfare Matters, 13
Examines how adaptive leadership, or the ability to mobilize individuals to address hard to define problems, is developed within the fast-paced environment of a child welfare agency.
Stakeholder Analysis: Winning Support for Your Projects
Guides users through the process of identifying key stakeholders and leveraging their interest in order to gain support and resources.
Strategic Communications Plan Template (PDF - 587 KB)
Rasmuson Foundation (2007)
Provides programs, public education, and advocacy organizations a template to work through while developing a strategic recruitment communication campaign. This template includes space to think through the issue framing and news media outreach.
Foster and Adoptive Parent Diligent Recruitment (PDF - 103 KB)
Missouri Department of Social Services (2014)
Outlines a summary of Missouri's strategic plan to incorporate diligent recruitment practices into foster and adoptive parent recruitment from 2015 to 2019.
State of Nevada Foster Parent and Adoptive Parent Diligent Recruitment Plan (PDF - 384 KB)Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (2014)
Details activities that will be implemented in the State of Nevada's child welfare system in order to increase the number of resource families within the system.