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Organizational capacity

Wisconsin Pyramid Model For Social and Emotional Competence: 2015 Annual Report

This annual report describes Wisconsin’s work to build an infrastructure to support implementation of the Pyramid Model framework. The report includes specifics about use of teams at different levels of implementation; Wisconsin’s framework for training; use of data at the state, regional and local levels; supports provided to direct service providers, and administrative supports and their results.

The California Social Work Education Center Toolkits Web page

This Web site has a number of online toolkits, including implementation toolkits, the Birth to Six Toolkit, the Family Finding and Engagement Toolkit, the Father Engagement and Father Involvement Toolkit, and the Team Decision Making Toolkit. The section on implementation toolkits includes a number of resources on defining and planning a program.

Building Agency Capacity for Family Involvement in Child Welfare

This action brief, the first in the Systems of Care Family Involvement Series, addresses capacity building at the child welfare agency level and describes strategies for preparing an agency and its staff to engage families effectively.

State Human Services Organization: Strategies for Improving Results

This chapter, part of a five-part report, provides an overview of new directions for organizing state human services, factors that contribute to existing organizational challenges, and strategies for improvement. It features a section on organizational strategies for tight budget times and factors for legislators to consider when making decisions about programs and agencies.

Increasing State and Local Capacity for Cross-Systems Innovation: Assessing Flexibility and Opportunities under Current Law

This paper aims to improve understanding of the flexibility, opportunities, and barriers that exist under current federal law with respect to cross-program integration within human services programs and across the welfare and workforce systems. It analyzes three models for service integration and presents recommendations for the Federal executive and legislative branches of government.

Multi-Attribute Consensus Building Tool

This tool is used for building consensus through participatory decisionmaking. Its quantitative process enables large and small groups to discuss and weigh items and either reach consensus or identify the sources of differences of opinions. This tool could be useful in building state capacity and identifying priorities.

Community Tool Box

This Web site contains resources and tools to support community building skills. It includes a range of topics such as: assessing needs, developing a framework or model of change, developing an intervention, creating partnerships, and evaluating an initiative.