ERIC Number: EJ696962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
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Moving Mountains Together: Strategic Community Leadership and Systems Change
Nissen, Laura Burney; Merrigan, Daniel M.; Kraft, M. Katherine
Child Welfare, v84 n2 p123 Mar 2005
Traditional leadership practice frameworks to guide systems change often fall short in today's practice environment. Reclaiming Futures is a national initiative to create an integrated, comprehensive, seamless system of care for teens with substance abuse problems involved in juvenile justice. It uses leadership and systems reform strategies to improve public health institutions. The premise is that interruption of the destructive cycle of drugs and delinquency can only be attained through the cultivation of shared strategic leadership. This article presents the limitations of traditional practice frameworks of leadership development, and clarifies collaborative leadership and system change. The article includes an example of the framework in action, a discussion of lessons learned, and recommendations for community leadership development initiatives.
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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