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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of developing a theory of change.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of selecting, adapting, or designing an intervention.

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Watch the Change and Implementation in Practice: Overview video to learn how key steps, tasks, and concepts fit together to support your agency’s change initiatives. 

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Explores the first task of how to gather information on the problem statement, root cause(s), and target population and provides examples of how to apply strategies.

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Presents the second task, identifying a long-term outcome, and provides examples of how to apply strategies. Identifying a long-term outcome that is specific, achievable, and understandable helps teams establish a goal that is focused, feasible, and clear.

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Learn about theory of change and why it is critical to implementing effective changes to improve outcomes. 

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Examines the third task, developing the pathway or pathways of change to reach the long-term outcome, and provides examples of how to apply strategies. Casual links connect the root cause(s) of the problem to the long-term outcome, and “tell the story of how success will be recognized” at each level in the pathway.

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Learn to select, design, or adapt an intervention to address an identified problem.

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Presents the fifth task, documenting assumptions and rationale, and provides examples of how to apply strategies. A clear, concise narrative can help to engage stakeholders, decision makers and potential funders in future steps to address the root cause and problems identified.

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Presents the fifth task, documenting assumptions and rationale, and provides examples of how to apply strategies. A clear, concise narrative can help to engage stakeholders, decision makers and potential funders in future steps to address the root cause and problems identified.

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Discover the key components of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training Academy.

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Watch this video to learn how community-based partnerships strengthen families and see what jurisdictions are doing to build lines of collaboration and trust.

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Explore the Center’s Focused Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Services training curriculum and learn more about how it can be used to support a team’s CQI goals.

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This recorded webinar includes examples from the field about how agencies have coordinated program monitoring, fidelity assessment, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation activities and used strategies for developing and implementing an evaluation plan.

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Learn about the Indiana Department of Child Services’ upstream prevention approach to training and development, expanding the service array, and collaborating with system partners and providers in this recorded webinar.