Working Successfully with Child Welfare Agencies.
CRP Tip Sheet ; 2.
National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center. United States. Children’s Bureau.
Fact Sheet Federal Publication/Policy
Published: July 2015
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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This federally funded tip sheet describes ways Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) can build and maintain a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship with the child welfare system. Key issues for CRPs to consider are discussed and include the trepidation child welfare agencies might have about the involvement of any non-agency personnel in the review of agency work, concerns that CRP members are not sufficiently informed about either the basics or the finer points of the child welfare agency’s function and practice, and the amount of time and patient required to develop a successful working relationship. Tips are then discussed for ways in which CRPs and child welfare agency staff can work together successfully, including: honor the human element, formalize the relationship, only request information that is needed and will be used, and work to ensure that a liaison from the child welfare agency is consistently engaged in the CRP’s work. 5 references.
citizen review boards; partnerships; child welfare agencies; guidelines; interagency collaboration; promising practices; barriers