Approach to Capacity Building

Learn about the complex adaptive systems incorporated into the Collaborative's approach to capacity building. 

Publication year: 2015
Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative


Summarizes the complex adaptive systems thinking incorporated into the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative's approach to capacity building. This brief describes the purpose, vision, and aims of the approach, which requires a foundation of information and data to support identifying needs and assessing capacity; planning and designing services; developing and piloting strategies and tools; delivering services; monitoring and evaluating; and reporting results. The brief, which is one in a series of four, concludes by describing how the approach will enhance access to services, facilitate learning, and increase effectiveness.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2015). Approach to capacity building. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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