Online Program

Native American child protection practice model: An implementation project

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Maria Scannapieco, Ph.D., MSW, Mountains and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Mountains and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center (MPCWIC) is one of five regional Implementation Centers in the country funded through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau. MPCWIC's goal is to provide in-depth, long-term consultation and support to state and tribal child welfare agencies to develop and implement projects for systemic practice changes to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.

The implementation project presentation will discuss the development and implementation of a culturally responsive – family centered practice model that addresses the culture, physical, spiritual, emotional and mental needs of children, youth and families. The use of implementation science will be discussed as the theory of change used in the development of the practice model. The practice model is inclusive of the community vision and traditional cultural values from elders, leaders and families while maintaining solid clinical practices and full policy and legislative compliance to improve safety, permanency, and child-well being outcomes.

The MPCWIC three year implementation project explored and defined a cultural practice model and implemented specific practice strategies directed toward improving outcomes including the following:

• Improved safety, permanency, and stability for children • Continuity and connections to family and tribal relationships • Increase capacity for families to care for their children's needs • Increase family and children involvement in service planning • Increase community involvement and satisfaction

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
identify key componets to a practice model discribe the stages of implementation evaluate fidelity to the practice model

Keyword(s): Case Management, Child Abuse

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Maria Scannapieco, Ph.D., MSW, is Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington and Director of the Center for Child Welfare (since 1996She has over 100 publications and presentations competitively selected many in the areas of child maltreatment, out-of-home placement, preparation for adult living programs, and training and retention of child welfare workers and has two books with Oxford University Press, and one under contract,
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.