Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care. Systems of Care: Guide for Strategic Planning.
Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care. United States. Children's Bureau.
i, 38 p.
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This document provides information and materials that can be especially valuable during the first year of designing a system of care, when strategic plans are developed and refined. This document contains an overview of the Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care initiative, including some of the major activities and milestones, and presents procedures any community can use to support the planning and development process for designing a system of care. Included are models that have been helpful in similar systems of care initiatives. The following sections are included in the document: (1) Systems of Care: Systemic Change and Child Welfare Outcomes. This section discusses the initiative's focus on systemic change and its impact on child welfare outcomes. (2) Systems of Care Principles: Application in the Planning Process. This section presents seven major actions that communities may be engaged in during the planning phase, and describes the application of systems of care principles to planning efforts. (3) Strategic Plan Process: Activities for Systems of Care Initiatives. This section discusses the seven major planning actions in detail, including the purpose and suggested activities for each. In addition, it suggests a format for the strategic plan document communities might create. (Author abstract)
systems of care; strategic planning; outcomes