Capacity Building Services

Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative

The Collaborative is a partnership among three centers—the Center for States, Center for Tribes, and Center for Courts. This new structure is designed to help child welfare agencies and courts in states, tribes, and territories to build capacity and improve practice. The Collaborative delivers three types of outcome-driven services.

Other Training & Technical Assistance Providers

Our Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) provides child welfare systems, including public child welfare agencies, courts, community-based providers, and other partners with assistance to meet federal requirements, reach desired outcomes, and continuously improve to promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.

Resource Centers

Resource Centers possess national expertise and information regarding specific topics, issues, or populations. They provide child welfare and other professionals resources, training, and customized services to better serve children and families.

Information Clearinghouses and Dissemination Centers

These organizations primarily create products and gather, organize, manage, and synthesize information for dissemination to broad and targeted child welfare audiences.  

Quality Improvement Centers

Quality Improvement Centers (QICs) generate and disseminate research and knowledge in specific focus areas with the goal of helping agencies, managers, workers, and other child welfare professionals with service delivery.

Evaluation

This section presents findings of evaluations sponsored by the Children’s Bureau. It is intended to build knowledge about program evaluation and provides resources for child welfare researchers, evaluators, program administrators, and Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) providers and recipients.

Building Capacity to Improve Program Evaluation in Child Welfare

Program evaluation plays an important role in CB-funded projects and programs. A wide range of stakeholders rely on program evaluations to answer important questions about things like program design, capacity, collaboration, implementation, participation, service delivery, and effectiveness.

Findings and Resources from an Evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance

Supporting Change in Child Welfare: An Evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance summarizes key findings and implications from a 5-year study of services delivered by 15 T&TA centers funded by the Children’s Bureau. A final report, Executive Summary, tip sheets, and evaluation briefs provide valuable insights for evaluators, T&TA providers, and recipients.

Last Reviewed: July 11, 2016