Collaborating Toward Well-Being Outcomes
The following resources offer information related to improving the well-being outcomes of children and youth through a focus on cross-systems collaboration. This page features resources from the Administration for Children and Families; the Administration on Children, Youth and Families; and the Children's Bureau, its grantees, and its Training and Technical Assistance Network.
Building, Disseminating and Integrating New Knowledge About the Prevention of Maltreatment Among Very Young Children (PDF - 489 KB)
National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (2012)
Offers presentation slides that explore the extent to which collaborations that increase protective factors and decrease risk factors in core areas of the social ecology result in an increased likelihood of optimal child development, increased family strengths, and decreased likelihood of child maltreatment within families of young children at high risk for child maltreatment.
Collaborative Approach to Promoting Social Emotional Well-being for Children, Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System (PDF - 1,506 KB)
Cady, LaMontagne, Muhlhauser, & Thompson (2011)
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
Offers presentation slides that explore the North Dakota Wraparound Practice Model and address cross-system collaboration strategies, such as conducting joint training across agencies, establishing strong family support and involvement, and coordinating holistic services across systems. Access the webcast of this presentation.
Focusing on Outcomes for Youth: Well-Being
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
Discusses State and local strategies for improving outcomes related to well-being, permanent connections, safety, and self-sufficiency for runaway and homeless youth.
A Measure of Family Well-Being
National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2010)
In Outcome Accountability for Family Support Programs: Vol. 2. Workbook and Instruments
Includes workbook exercises with four sets of instruments that measure family well-being for family support programs. The instruments examine family functioning in 12 areas, such as parent and family well-being, food and nutrition, health and health care, and children's education.
Using CFSR Findings to Inform Continuous Improvement in Safety, Permanency and Well-Being (PDF - 585 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau
Offers presentation slides that discuss results and findings from CSFR data and share how they are being used to improve programs for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children receiving child welfare services. The webcast of this presentation is also available.