To help put research into practice, the Center developed a series of action briefs on key topics for administrators and program managers responsible for systems change initiatives. These action briefs highlight key findings from the national cross-site evaluation, share lessons learned by Systems of Care grant communities, and outline key steps for initiative leaders to advance systems and organizational change.
Gaining Buy-In From the Front Line During Times of Change
This brief examines the critical role of frontline staff in implementing comprehensive systems and organizational change as well as outlines key steps and strategies for engaging the front line during times of change.
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Building and Sustaining Child Welfare Partnerships
This brief highlights the importance of interagency collaboration and community partnerships and describes steps and strategies that child welfare agencies can use to forge partnerships with child- and family-serving organizations and community members.
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Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision
This brief describes the process and key steps in developing a shared vision as an essential aspect of implementing a systems change initiative. It provides an overview of the critical role of leadership in promoting a shared vision as well as the essential characteristics of successful leaders.
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Building Agency Capacity For Family Involvement in Child Welfare
This brief addresses capacity building at the child welfare agency level, and describes strategies for preparing an agency and their staff to engage families effectively.
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Building Family Capacity For Family Involvement in Child Welfare
This brief describes steps and strategies that child welfare agencies can use to engage and support family members while implementing family involvement activities.
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