Systems & Organizations
Leaders of tribal child welfare programs need tools and resources to support their work with their partners and community to plan, build, and sustain their vision for the future. The resources on this page give insight into the change process, from early preparations through continuous quality improvement and sustainability efforts, helping a tribe develop solutions to complex problems.
LEARN ABOUT THE STAGES OF CHANGE AND how to IDENTIFY NEEDS
MAKING THINGS BETTER: THE CAPACITY BUILDING APPROACH TO CHANGE AND IMPLEMENTATION
Learn more about the steps to programmatic or systemic change with this tool, which uses a scenario that is all too common in Native communities as a way of illustrating the phases.
Use this tool to learn how to apply a business process mapping technique to tribal child welfare practice. Why use process mapping? Mapping your child welfare practice can help your program identify gaps in service and inform needed policy and procedure improvements.
creating a foundation
beginning your journey for systems change
The team responsible for exploring an identified need, and the relationships they form, create the foundation of an organized effort for change. This interactive tool offers suggestions on how to form an effective change team and communicate with key partners. Along with a customizable relationship mapping tool and facilitation tips, this resource will ensure the change journey begins on a positive path.
Once the change team is built, the next step to undertaking systems change is to conduct a community assessment. The team can make informed decisions based on existing data, literature, and feedback gathered from focus groups, interviews, and surveys. This module simplifies this often daunting task and offers guidance to agencies on how to approach collecting this information.
FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: DEVELOPING YOUR ROADMAP
This narrated presentation illustrates how Theory of Change, a high level articulation of the process by which a desired change will be achieved, and a Logic Model, with its greater specificity of activities and results, work together to create a roadmap for change.
These easy to use documents include instructions, sample SWOT analysis, and worksheet, can guide you through the process of identifying your program strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.