Explores a family-focused program that embodies many of the changes that Kentucky wants to see throughout its child welfare system. Episode 4 describe Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams, or START, a program that demonstrates a shift in organizational culture to focus on family and serves as an example of a truly collaborative team that uses early intervention and a shared decision-making model to work with families. The program gets positive outcomes for families, the results are supported by data, and the positive changes in organizational culture spread outwards to influence the larger system. Program managers can use the podcast series and accompanying Building Our Child Welfare System Together Infographic to spark conversations with staff and stakeholders about working collaboratively to build a supportive system that meets the full spectrum of needs of families in their communities.
Capacity Building Center for States (2021). Citation will be generated based on the resources. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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At the Children's Bureau, we've been thinking quite a bit about the words we use in child welfare and what they convey. We think the words we use are important and carry connotations about how we perceive our work, the families we serve, and the manner in which we practice our crafts.