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Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

On September 1–3, 2015, the Administration for Children and Families and the Children’s Bureau hosted the 17th Annual Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects Meeting for representatives from title IV-E agencies that have waivers, as well as those operating a traditional IV-E program.

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Explores how the factors of motivation, general capacity, and intervention-specific capacity influence agency readiness for change. This video provides examples of and considerations for conducting readiness assessments.

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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 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.

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Presents the sixth and final task, isolating the root cause or causes to address. By isolating, or selecting, the root cause or causes to address as part of a change initiative, teams are able to consider feasible solutions to address the problem.

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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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Reviews the final tasks of assessing agency readiness: analyzing results and determining next steps. This video explores how teams analyze assessment results, what conditions or connections help determine next steps, and why teams should reassess over time and at multiple points in the process.

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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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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.

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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.

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Presents the first task of identifying a problem and provides examples of how to apply strategies. Needs and opportunities for improvement generally emerge through an analysis of source of data or information.

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The readiness webinar summarizes the process of assessing agency readiness for a child welfare change and implementation process. It includes an overview of how an agency might facilitate the process of assessing readiness to put new programs and practices in place,as well as stories from the field on what assessing readiness looks like in practice.

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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.

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Explores the second task of creating a data plan to investigate the problem further. Creating a well-thought-out data plan helps the team plan for exploring the identified problem and move toward identifying a possible root cause or causes.

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Examines why teams should understand the factors influencing readiness, use a structured approach to develop and conduct readiness assessments, and analyze results. This video helps teams understand what needs to be in place before assessing readiness and sets up teams for success as part of a change and implementation process at a child welfare agency.