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Strengthening public-private partnerships in state child welfare systems : results of a multi-state strategic planning process.
Journal of Public Child Welfare (2014)
  • Emmeline Chuang, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Bowen McBeath, Portland State University
  • Crystal Collins-Camargo, University of Louisville
  • Mary I. Armstrong, University of South Florida
Abstract
Dramatic growth in health and human service contracting over the past two decades has increased the need for managerial competency in the development and sustainment of effective cross-sector partnerships. Although the quality of relations between partnering agencies can affect client outcomes, few macro-level interventions for strengthening cross-sector partnerships have been described or tested in the literature. This article describes a facilitated, strategic planning process implemented in five different states and presents pre-post test results of its effect on different factors known to affect partnership success. Implications for child welfare administrative practice and research are discussed.
Keywords
  • organizations/systems,
  • leadership,
  • administration and supervision,
  • child welfare
Disciplines
Publication Date
2014
DOI
10.1080/15548732.2013.852152
Citation Information
Emmeline Chuang, Bowen McBeath, Crystal Collins-Camargo and Mary I. Armstrong. "Strengthening public-private partnerships in state child welfare systems : results of a multi-state strategic planning process." Journal of Public Child Welfare Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 1 - 24 ISSN: 1554-8740
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crystal-collins-camargo/29/