Agencies can use these resources to help them achieve meaningful change that may improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Improving Programs and Outcomes: Implementation Frameworks and Organizational Change
Bertram, R. M., Blase, K. A., & Fixsen, D. L. (2015)
Presents refinements to and updates the National Implementation Research Network change and implementation framework.
A Guide for Implementing Improvement Through the CFSP and CFSR
Children's Bureau (2014)
Explains principles of effective implementation for states and the Children's Bureau to use when working jointly on the development and implementation of the CFSP and the CFSR/PIP.
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare
Framework Workgroup (2014)
Describes a process for exploring problems in child welfare, developing interventions, building evidence about their effectiveness, integrating effective interventions into routine child welfare practice, and continually improving on their delivery.
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation
Permanency Innovations Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Project (2016)
Helps improve the capacity of child welfare professionals to develop or adapt an innovation, implement innovations methodically and with fidelity, and build evidence.
Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: A Guide for Child and Family Serving Systems (2nd ed.)
Walsh, C., Rolls Reutz, J., & Williams, R. (2015)
Provides information that child welfare systems can use to evaluate what their system needs, examine what programs are currently being used in their system, make decisions about which new programs to add, and plan for implementation activities.
Toward an Evidence-Based System for Innovation Support for Implementing Innovations With Quality: Tools, Training, Technical Assistance, and Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
Wandersman, A., Chien, V. H., & Katz, J. (2012)
Presents theory, research, and action for an evidence-based system for innovation support (EBSIS).