Implementation Toolkits provide in one central location information, documents, and materials about how to execute a new practice, program, or intervention. This section provides basic information on Implementation Toolkits, and materials and guidance on how to use them effectively. If you are beginning a new intervention or program, these materials will assist in structuring your work so that you systematically define the intervention, communicate about it, and evaluate it. You can use the templates to create your own Implementation Toolkit.
The Birth to Six Toolkit provides information, documents, and materials that address child welfare program capacity related to vulnerable children age 0 to 6. It is designed to help agencies learn about and implement strategies to improve outcomes for very young children in care and to minimize the harmful impacts that foster care placement can have on them.
Father Engagement involves including fathers (and other paternal relatives) as active participants in the lives of their children and incorporating their perspectives into child welfare practice and decision making. The information, documents, and materials in this toolkit will help users learn about father engagement and its importance. They also provide specific tools and suggestions about how to implement father engagement strategies that best meet organizational needs
The Fostering Connections to Success (AB12) implementation toolkit provides tangible information, documents, and materials about the Fostering Connections to Success Act that was passed in 2010. The act is groundbreaking legislation that extends child welfare support to young adults who remain in foster care after the age on eighteen (18).
The AB12 Online Resources Guide is a practical interactive guide for emerging adults, social workers, foster parents, service providers, and
other stakeholders. It provides resources and links to assist youth and young adults in the areas of education/vocational training, health, housing, nutrition, and the law. Please note that because websites and links may be updated, changed, or disabled by the entity that created them, you should check periodically to make sure they are still active.
The American Indian Enhancement (AIE) Project Toolkit provides concepts, guidance, and action steps that address program capacity related to American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, families, and children. It is designed to help agencies to engage with Tribes and improve outcomes for Native American/Alaskan Native children and families involved in the child welfare system.
Team Decision Making (TDM) is a collaborative, shared method for deciding the best placement options for children. The information, documents, and materials in this toolkit will help users learn about TDM, its importance, and how to implement it as intended.