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.
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.