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Change and Implementation in Practice: Considerations for Advancing Racial Equity Through Problem Exploration
Explore information and strategies for advancing racial equity through problem exploration.
Capacity Building Center for States
Regardless of the problem being explored, there is a need to consider racial equity implications. This practical resource includes foundational information, stepwise suggestions, and worksheets to support an inclusive and equitable approach to problem exploration.
Capacity Building Center for States. (2023). Change and implementation in practice: Considerations for advancing racial equity through problem exploration. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Consider ways to be intentional about advancing race equity while implementing new child welfare programs and practices. This publication includes questions for teams to consider throughout change and implementation processes—from the earliest stages of exploring a problem to identifying solutions to ensuring sustainable implementation.
Through deeper problem exploration, agencies can gain a clear understanding of what their challenges are and why they are occurring. The resources below discuss how to use data to fully examine a problem and uncover its root causes, and present easy-to-use techniques, such as the "5 Whys" approach and Fishbone Diagrams, to help agencies engage in problem exploration in a systematic way.