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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Structures and Processes Supporting the Mission and Goals of a Family Run Organization

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Presenting: Svetlana Yampolskaya

All Authors for this paper: Svetlana Yampolskaya

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: What structures and processes within a family run organization support a shared commitment to its mission and goals? This presentation will report results of concept mapping and semi-structured interviews conducted with stakeholders of a family run organization that combined funding from children's service systems in order to provide a single resource pool for children with emotional disturbance and their families. Participant responses were analyzed to understand structures and processes that support the organization's mission and help achieve organizational goals. Themes from concept map solutions and interview analyses suggest key categories of activities that lead to organizational outcomes and provide insight into how this organization supported its theoretical approach.

Organizational Structures and Processes within an Evidence-Based Practice

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Presenting: Teresa Nesman

All Authors for this paper: Teresa Nesman

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: What structures and processes are necessary to carry out an evidence-based practice? This presentation will report the results of concept mapping with five certified Teaching Family agencies. Participants at each site were asked to brainstorm and produce statements about the structures and processes necessary to carry out their mission and goals. Sorting and rating of statements by participants produced a concept map as well as importance and effectiveness ratings for each participating site. The cross-site analysis of these data revealed patterns relating to the organizational structures and processes that participants believe to be central to their ability to carry out the mission and goals of this evidence-based practice.

Cross-Site Findings: Organizational Characteristics that Support Shared Commitment to Mission and Goals

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Presenting: Sharon Hodges; Mario Hernandez

All Authors for this paper: Sharon Hodges; Mario Hernandez

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: How do human service organizations transfer their service policy agendas across stakeholders and consistently communicate their purpose and philosophy to those responsible for carrying out organizational mission and goals? How does an organization sustain its focus in the face of complexity and a changing environment? This paper will report the cross-site findings of a five year study investigating organizational processes that support successful local policy implementation. Analyses of concept mapping data, document review, semi-structured stakeholder interviews, and on-site observations suggest that certain organizational characteristics and facilitators are crucial to the process of carrying out organizational mission and goals.

RTC Study 4: Community-Based Theories of Change

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Session Number: 40 Room: Salon H

Presenting: Sharon Hodges; Bill Stone

All Authors for this paper: Sharon Hodges; Bill Stone

Presentation Type: brief symposium

Synopsis: This symposium will report findings from a 5-year study of policy implementation conducted as part of the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health. The purpose of Community-Based Theories of Change was to better understand how an organization carries out its mission and goals and to identify organizational processes that support successful local policy implementation. Investigators will report findings related to how organizations conceptualize, operationalize and implement community-based service policies and how organizations transfer policy agendas across stakeholders in local organizations. Papers will include findings related to a family run organization, agencies using an evidence-based practice, and the cross-site findings from this study.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM