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 National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement and the National Capacity Building Center for Public Child Welfare Agencies, 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.
Through the Northeast and Caribbean Implementation Center, we help leaders develop the strategies, structure, and framework needed to successfully implement their initiatives. We work along-side leaders to understand their organizational culture and context. We then support and coach leaders and their teams to design, implement, and evaluate strategies to improve outcomes for their clients.
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 Training 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.