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The Team Decision Making Toolkit is the result of the invaluable work and guidance of a great many people throughout the child welfare system in California and across the country.  It would be impossible to list all of the individuals who contributed, but some groups of people will be acknowledged here.

The TDM Steering Committee oversaw the development of the toolkit.  The TDM Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from CDSS, the Resource Center for Family Focused Practice, the California Co-Investment Partnership, CalSWEC, the Center for Social Services Research, the Regional Training Academies, California county representatives.  The Statewide Training and Education Committee (STEC) also provided feedback.  The work of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to develop the TDM model was instrumental making TDM practice in California possible.

The components of the toolkit were developed by individuals working on TDM implementation in the state of California.  The toolkit components reflect significant experience with implementing and sustaining TDM practice.  California’s child welfare system greatly benefits from this collaborative endeavor, which helps our workforce meet the needs of the state’s children and families.