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Teaming is vital to the process of creating sustainable change. By bringing together individuals with diverse expertise, skills, and perspectives, teaming supports agency change and facilitates effective implementation of the selected intervention.

Child welfare agency leaders, managers, change and implementation teams, continuous quality improvement teams, and other stakeholders can use the resources below to learn how to:

  • Establish a team structure and identify team members
  • Develop a team charter and communication plan
  • Work collaboratively to effectively guide change

And more!

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Need Detailed Information?

Dive into the Teaming brief to build an understanding of the concepts and terms related to teaming, and access step-by-step guidance and suggested activities.

Interested in a High-Level Overview?

Read Change and Implementation at a Glance: Teaming to explore key teaming tasks and discover how to get the most out of teaming through an intentional focus on racial equity and integration of lived expertise.

Exploring Team Representation?

Use this set of fillable worksheets to review membership on your change and implementation team, consider engagement of individuals who have direct experience with an issue being addressed, and discuss how the team supports inclusive and equitable teaming practices. 

Interested in Exploring Psychological Safety on Your Team?

A safety culture that fosters the psychological safety of the child welfare workforce can improve practice and strengthen job satisfaction. Psychologically safe teams seek input from all members, promote a growth mindset in which learning (and making mistakes) is normalized and supported, and foster vulnerability, trust, and accountability.

Use this collection of resources independently and with your team to learn concepts, assess current practice, and identify concrete strategies to increase the sense of psychological safety on your team.

Looking to Apply What You've Learned?

Watch the Teaming videos to get a quick snapshot of key processes of putting together an effective team. Use the integrated Teaming video workbook as you watch the videos to record your questions and ideas for changing practice, which you can then apply to team building in your agency.

Access the Teaming archived webinar to expand on the content of the brief and videos by finding out about lessons learned and real-life scenarios. Use the accompanying Teaming discussion and activity guide to support knowledge and skill development, group discussion, and targeted action planning.