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ERIC Number: ED140977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
An Introduction To State Capacity Buildings: Planning, Management and Delivery of Child and Family Services.
Himelrick, John B., Sr.; Aitken, Sherrie S.
This manual presents a set of guidelines for persons working at a state level to increase the capacity of the state to plan, manage and deliver child and family services. Part I discusses barriers to change, and outlines the skills and attributes of the capacity builder. Part II briefly describes the actual capacity building process, including sections on planning, public information and education, organizational structure, formulation of goals and objectives, needs assessment, service resource inventory, financial resource inventory and evaluation. Part III focuses on how the technical assistance consultant and the state capacity builder can work together effectively. Appendices include an outline of process involved in working with legislators to change existing laws or introduce new legislation; a description of management information systems, and a list of foundations with outstanding grants. (MS)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Child Welfare, Evaluation, Family Programs, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Program Development, Social Services, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technical Assistance
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($5, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Association of State Directors of Child Development.