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Teaming brings together varied expertise and skills needed to effectively guide change and implementation activities.


Summarizes the process of creating teams and teaming structures for a child welfare change and implementation process. This webinar includes an example of how an agency might facilitate the process of teaming to accomplish change, as well as stories from the field on what teaming looks like in practice.


Explores the first task of team building: identifying the team’s purpose by developing mission goals and objectives. This module helps the team write a mission statement as part of a change and implementation process at a child welfare agency.


Examines the second task of team building: identifying team members to ensure diverse representation across all levels and positions within the organization. This module also provides information on how to define the team structure to clarify roles and responsibilities and encourage collaboration among team members.


Presents the third task of team building: developing the team’s charter to set a foundation for teamwork by clarifying how the team will operate, divide responsibilities, and share in decision-making.


This guide and recorded webinar are part of a collection of resources designed to help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and stakeholders build teams to guide the change and implementation process.


Introduces the fourth task of team building: developing a team communication plan and external communication strategy. This module helps teams clarify protocols for the flow and methods of communication and to define roles and responsibilities in the communication structure.


Learn step-by-step how to build teams for the change and implementation process.


Explores the fifth task of team building: guiding the change process by creating a detailed, comprehensive work plan based on the team charter that organizes the work through each step of the change and implementation process.


Presents the sixth and final task of team building: debriefing, evaluating, and identifying the next steps to assess completion and determine how the team will sustain the intervention. As explained in this module, at this point teams also determine whether they need to continue with their work or whether another team needs to be convened.


Listen to a youth support partner tell her story of living in kinship care with her grandmother and being reunified with her mother. She discusses the difficulties during her time in care and the system support that might have helped to promote a better relationship with her mother. As a mentor, she helps youth heal from trauma and use their voice in positive ways.


Explore part 4 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system to meets the needs of families in their communities.


Recorded webinar of youth with lived expertise and child and family serving agency leaders discussing strategies to support meaningful youth engagement and integrating family and youth voices at individual, practice, and system levels.


This workbook is designed to support knowledge and skill development as you listen, reflect, and discuss what you have learned throughout the process.