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Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging webinar discussion and activity guide
Together with the Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging webinar to support skill development and facilitate team discussion and targeted action planning.
Capacity Building Center for States
Child welfare agencies continually strive to achieve better outcomes by developing, implementing, and evaluating practices and programs. After a team has developed an implementation plan for an intervention, testing and piloting the intervention can help an agency identify possible roadblocks and make needed adjustments before large-scale implementation. Staging can help agencies target resources strategically and learn from early results. These processes lay a foundation for successful and sustainable implementation.
Capacity Building Center for States (2018). Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging webinar discussion and activity guide. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Summarizes the process of how to use testing and piloting of a new intervention to identify possible roadblocks, make needed adjustments before large-scale implementation, and plan staging to target resources strategically and learn from earlier results. The intervention testing, piloting, and staging webinar provides an overview of how an agency might use a structured approach to conduct a “trial run” and roll out an intervention effectively, and includes stories from the field on what testing, piloting, and scaling up an intervention looks like in practice.
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.