Explores the first task of how to gather information on the problem statement, root cause(s), and target population and provides examples of how to apply strategies.
Capacity Building Center for States
This video helps individuals understand how to develop a hypothesis to get from a root cause to improved outcomes and prepare for work with teams. Developing a theory of change occurs after an agency or team identifies a problem and before it selects a solution. This series of five videos breaks down the process into five tasks or functions. Before a team can chart their pathway to change, it is important to establish a starting point. Module 1 explores the first task of how to gather information on the problem statement, root cause(s), and target population and provides examples of how to apply strategies.
Capacity Building Center for States (2018). Change and Implementation in Practice: Theory of Change, Modules Video 1. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Identifies multiple approaches and the five essential functions to developing a theory of change as well as the characteristics of a sound theory of change, common mistakes to avoid in the development process, and strategies to prevent them.