A Blueprint for Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2018)
Outlines a process for using evidence-based practices in child welfare. The guide offers information on assessing and selecting interventions, establishing and sustaining implementation teams, developing an implementation structure, and supporting data use to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Browse All Questions From the Field
Casey Family Programs
Shares research, experiences, and insights about emerging approaches in child welfare practice delivery.
Change and Implementation in Practice: Problem Exploration
Capacity Building Center for States (2018)
Suggests guidelines for identifying problems and implementing solutions to improve child welfare practice and service delivery.
A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2015)
Proposes 10 strategies that child welfare managers can implement to make their agency more effective and equitable. Strategies include utilizing data in decision-making, using a practice model, and addressing racial disparities.
Evidence-Based Practice Implementation: Responding to the Organizational and Workforce Challenges
Capacity Building Center for States (2015)
Presents highlights from research on implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare systems to support agencies in meeting the EBP requirements of the title IV-E waiver. A free login is required to access this information.
How Do We Build Organizational Capacity in Child Welfare?
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau (2017)
Explores various capacity-building models that have been implemented in child welfare agencies and evaluates the most effective ways for building an efficient and comprehensive child welfare system.
Human-Centered Design Can Create More Efficient and Effective Social Service Programs
Shaw & Supplee (2018)
Explains the role that human-centered design can play in child welfare decision-making, including resource allocation, investing in new sites, and contextualizing outcome data.