Pathways to Collaboration: Factors That Help and Hinder Collaboration Between Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Fields.
Drabble, Laurie. Osterling, Kathy L. Tweed, Marty. Pearce, Carol A.
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC).
San Jose State University. School of Social Work.
xxviii, 161 p.
California Child Welfare Resource Library
University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare Marchant Building, Suite 420 6701 San Pablo
Berkeley, CA 94720-7420
This curriculum provides a review of key research literature related to cross-systems collaboration between substance abuse and child welfare fields (Section I) as well as promising models for collaborative practice (Section II). The curriculum also provides a summary of findings and activities centered on factors that have helped and hindered collaborative practice in relation to developing effective collaborative relationships, structures, programming, and practices (Section III) as well as operational innovations to improve collaboration in daily practice, such as written memorandum of understanding between systems as well as forms and procedures for obtaining releases of information and sharing information about client progress or changes (Section IV). The curriculum also includes a general summary of the study and resources for continued learning about collaborative practice (Section V). Accompanying PowerPoint presentation available at http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Drabble_II_powerpoint.pdf (Author abstract)
collaboration; substance abuse; child welfare services; promising practices; literature reviews