Addressing the well-being of children, youth, and families who come in contact with child welfare often requires integration with other service systems and restructuring of programs and services to better address social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. The following resources offer information on building the capacity of programs and systems to promote the well-being of children, youth, and families, including State and local examples.
Active Implementation Hub
State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center (SISEP) & National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
Provides internet based training on active implementation, including content, activities and assessments and includes a searchable resource library with active implementation resources and tools.
Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services (PDF - 5,304 KB)
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, & Office of Community Services (2015)
Offers an interactive guide for community-based organizations interested in integrating financial capability services into existing programs. The interactive tools in the guide walk organizations step-by-step through the process of developing an integration plan, tools to help organizations determine how best to provide financial capability services, and a comprehensive roadmap for implementing the integration plan.
Continuous Quality Improvement
FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
Presents a process to ensure programs are systematically and intentionally improving services and increasing positive outcomes for the families they serve. This is a data-driven process that is not reactive, but instead uses data to make positive changes even when things are going well, rather than waiting for something to go wrong and then fixing it.
Funding Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare (PDF - 530 KB)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2017)
Shares strategies to help child welfare agencies and partners fund and sustain evidence-based programs that benefit children and families.
Integrating Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being: A View From the Field (PDF - 539 KB)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Children's Bureau (2014)
Describes how a more fully integrated and developmentally specific approach in child welfare could improve child level and system level outcomes.
Parent Partner Program Manual: Sample Policies and Procedures (PDF - 534 KB)
Capacity Building Center for States (2016)
Provides a template and guidance for program administrators, parent partner coordinators, family leaders, and other key stakeholders to develop their own parent partner program manuals. This document offers recommendations on key parent partner program manual components, guiding principles, and sample statements, policies, and procedures. Together with the Parent Partner Navigator, these documents are designed to help shape parent partner program implementation and operations and enhance the likelihood of their success.
Collaboration Between TANF and Child Welfare to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes Discretionary Grant Cluster
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Discusses projects funded that demonstrate models of effective collaboration between public assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child welfare agencies that will improve outcomes for children and youth who are in, or are at risk of entering, the child welfare system.
Interagency Collaborative Team Model for Capacity Building to Scale-Up Evidence-Based Practice (PDF - 435 KB)
Hurlburt, Aarons, Fettes, Willging, Gunderson, & Chaffin (2014)
Children and Youth Services Review, 39
Explores the Interagency Collaborative Team process model to implement an evidence-based child neglect intervention, SafeCare, in a children's service system in one large county in California.