ERIC Number: ED430717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Forging Collaborative Partnerships: The Waterloo Neighborhood Project.
The Forging Collaborative Partnerships Project in Waterloo, Iowa is a collaborative venture to assist voluntary agencies in developing tools and strategies to strengthen collaborative relationships among public and nonprofit child welfare agencies and other key stakeholders as they adopt a family-focused philosophy. This monograph details how the community began to move from the traditional methods of service delivery to children placed in foster care and residential treatment to a delivery system structured around a neighborhood-based, family-focused, public/private partnership. The monograph outlines the methods used to create and build the network of partnerships necessary to operate the service delivery system. Also discussed are the start-up lessons and tools related to changes in service delivery, funding methodology, improved outcomes, and consumer participation. The monograph's two appendices articulate the philosophy and principles of the project and list the resource tools used to assist in decision making and project management. Contains 13 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Family, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Services, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Sector, Public Sector
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085; Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: http://www.cwla.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa