Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging Videos Workbook

Record questions and ideas while you watch the Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging videos. You can then use these ideas to facilitate a discussion about the process of testing, piloting, and/or staging an intervention to catch any potential problems in advance.

Publication year: 2018
Capacity Building Center for States


Child welfare agencies continually strive to achieve better outcomes by developing, implementing, and evaluating practices and programs. Testing and piloting a new program or intervention helps agencies identify possible roadblocks, assess the target population’s reactions, and make needed adjustments before large-scale implementation. Staging (introducing interventions incrementally) enables agencies to target resources strategically and learn from early results. These processes create feedback loops to lay a foundation for successful and sustainable implementation. This workbook and this video series are part of a collection of resources designed to help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams develop strategies and sequence tasks to test, pilot, and stage new interventions. Use this workbook to further your understanding of concepts and prepare to move learning into action with your team.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States (2018). Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging Videos Workbook. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit Capacity Building Center for States.

Connect With Us

Learn how we can help your agency build the capacity to thrive.

Phone: 1.844.222.0272

Visit the Center for States' Contact Us webpage for more information.