Identify and Explore: Theory of Change (Tool on Implementation Tools Resource Page).
National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG).
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National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption/Guardianship Support and Preservation
Spaulding for Children 16250 Northland Drive Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48075
Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau, Grant #90CO1122, this National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) tool explains a theory of change is a theory that describe the root cause of the problem, desired outcomes, and how to reach those outcomes. Information is provided on how a theory of change differs from a logic model and steps for developing a theory of change. Steps include: determining the root cause, creating the steps that will be used to reach intended outcomes, expanding the steps to include dealt to support the logic, and testing the theory of change.
ADOPTION; GUARDIANSHIP; PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION; PROGRAM EVALUATION; ASSESSMENT; INTERVENTION; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; PROMISING PRACTICES; GRANTS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; OUTCOME BASED ACCOUNTABILITY; PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT; THEORIES; ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE; POST ADOPTION SERVICES