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NEW RESOURCE: Guide for Developing and Implementing Child Welfare Practice Models

February 4, 2013

The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) is pleased to announce a new resource:  Guide for Developing and Implementing Child Welfare Practice Models.  The Guide offers an overall framework for developing, implementing, and/or strengthening a child welfare practice model; cites specific examples from the field; and provides additional information to help child welfare agencies and their partners make informed choices in selecting their approaches to this important work.  It provides guidance on developing a practice model, and details steps to take through each stage of implementation, including a discussion of fourteen specific implementation drivers.  The Guide includes worksheets to help agencies articulate practice model principles, identify frontline practice skills, and assess readiness, and lists resources for ongoing support.  

Download the Guide here:

For more information or to request hard copies, contact Anne Comstock at



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