Development and Initial Findings of an Implementation Process Measure for Child Welfare System Change

Mary I. Armstrong, Julie S. McCrae, Michelle I. Graef, Tammy Richards, David Lambert, Charlotte Lyn Bright, Cathy Sowell

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Abstract

This article describes a new measure designed to examine the process of implementation of child welfare systems change. The measure was developed to document the status of the interventions and strategies that are being implemented and the drivers that are being installed to achieve sustainable changes in systems. The measure was used in a Children's Bureau-supported national effort to assess the ongoing implementation of 24 systems-change projects in child welfare jurisdictions across the country. The article describes the process for measure development, method of administration and data collection, and quantitative and qualitative findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-177
Number of pages84
JournalJournal of Public Child Welfare
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • administration and supervision
  • leadership
  • organizations/systems
  • policy issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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