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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Whatever Can go Wrong Will: Implementation Research and Bureaucratic Change in Child Welfare

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Rosalyn Bertram

All Authors for this paper: Rosalyn Bertram

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: This presentation establishes implementation research lessons from the first 18 months of a multi-year child welfare project that seeks to better engage families with legally mandated respondents by transforming supervision to enhance staff ability to apply a theory-based model for team development (TBTD). Unexpected challenges to research design came from state level bureaucratic policy and paperwork changes that caused massive staff turnover, forcing project leaders to quickly capture change data and revise timelines. Baseline and current data on supervision and practice and from testing a theory-based measure of team composition, structure and cohesion are presented.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM