Public Agencies Don't Need to Do It Alone: Eight Reasons to Use a Partnership When Providing Support Services to Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Care Families.
Published: September 2016
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This brief explains the benefits public agencies may see from partnering with family-support organizations and other nonprofit partners, including: partnerships can make implementation easier, partnerships can help programs reach families needing support, partnerships can help families feel more comfortable asking for support, partnerships can help reach and successfully serve a diverse community, partnerships build on the strengths of each partner, partnerships enable the public agency to maintain its priorities while also adjusting to shifting priorities, partnerships can increase access to other financial resources, and partnerships can make it easier to sustain programs. 4 references.
ADOPTED CHILDREN; FOSTER CHILDREN; KINSHIP CARE; FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEMS; FAMILY CENTERED SERVICES; PARENT SUPPORT; POST ADOPTION SERVICES; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; CHILD WELFARE SERVICES; NEEDS ASSESSMENT; COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS; SERVICE INTEGRATION; PUBLIC AGENCIES; NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; PARTNERSHIPS