Strategic Planning in Child Welfare: Integrating Efforts for Systems Improvement

Use this brief to help your agency coordinate strategic and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting processes—such as the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)—with agency continuous quality improvement (CQI).

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States


This brief includes tips and strategies to help agencies coordinate and integrate CFSP and Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) development with the CFSR, agency CQI, and other planning and improvement efforts. It also features a resource list of guidance and tools and a matrix that crosswalks elements of major federal planning and improvement processes.

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Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States (2022). Strategic planning in child welfare: Integrating efforts for systems improvement. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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