Building Systems of Care: A Primer for Child Welfare

Building Systems of Care: A Primer for Child Welfare

Building Systems of Care: A Primer for Child Welfare is a companion document to Primer Hands On-Child Welfare, a web-based training resource for leaders involved in building systems of care for children, youth and families involved, or at risk for involvement, in the child welfare system.

Systems of care, which focus on systemic change, are a fundamentally different approach from usual practice in child welfare. At the heart of systems of care in child welfare is a belief that to achieve good outcomes-such as those articulated in the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) process-the child welfare system cannot do it alone.

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