We engage with state, local and tribal child welfare agencies and courts to help them develop and implement sustainable systemic reforms aimed at improving outcomes for children, youth and families. We provide expertise, technical assistance and tools in program and policy analysis, research, training (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation), and program evaluation. The following projects illustrate our work in this area.
Through projects such as the Capacity Building Center for Tribes, we offer training, technical assistance, research, and evaluation to help agencies improve their management and expand organizational capacity through strategic planning, continuous quality improvement, and systemic change.
The ability of health and human services organizations to produce positive outcomes for their clients and communities depends on a well-prepared workforce. The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute centers its work on increasing child welfare practice effectiveness through fostering continuous learning, cultivating diverse leadership at multiple levels within child welfare systems, and supporting change through workforce development and organizational capacity building.