Using the Diligent Recruitment Navigator to Support Implementation and Ongoing Program Improvement.
National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids.
Published: June 2015
This federally funded brief provides an overview of the Diligent Recruitment Navigator, a customizable tool intended to assist child welfare systems in developing comprehensive diligent recruitment programs that are designed specifically to meet the needs of each child welfare system. The Diligent Recruitment Navigator is a tool that helps guide States, Tribes, and Territories through their own process of developing a comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment program, providing suggested discussion questions and people to include in the process of developing a diligent recruitment program. Information is provided on specific ways the Diligent Recruitment Navigator can be helpful in: guiding implementation of diligent recruitment plans or programs; ongoing stakeholder engagement; structuring how data is reviewed and discussed; assessing progress in various areas of diligent recruitment; and building partner’s understanding of comprehensive diligent recruitment and how they can contribute to its success. Examples of how a State used the Diligent Recruitment Navigator as a guide to facilitate discussions with staff and stakeholders is described, as well as the use of the tool by a tribe to enhance the process of developing their recruitment plan.
program implementation; state programs; strategic planning; adoption; kinship care; foster care; child welfare reform; child-specific recruitment; adoptive families; minority recruitment; foster parent recruitment; tribal social services