Collaboration Bibliography

A Model for Public and Private Child Welfare Partnership. Part 1, Collaboration for Change. Annie E. Casey Foundation (2002)
Provides a model of how public human services agencies can work with contract agencies to provide child welfare services.

Agency and Court Collaboration on the CFSRs and PIPs. National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues (2002)
Survey of 13 States to identify methods for increasing collaboration between child welfare agencies and family courts during the Child and Family Services Review process.

Building Bridges Between Domestic Violence Organizations and Child Protective Services. Spears (2000)
Presents a framework for establishing a collaborative working relationship between domestic violence services and child protection agencies.

Case and Community Collaboration Skills Training for Caseworkers. Center for Development of Human Services, Buffalo State College (2000)
Reports on a demonstration project that created three different competency-based, interactive training programs to instruct CPS workers in strategies for collaborating with community service providers.

Child Protection Workers and Battered Women's Advocates Working Together to End Violence Against Women and Children. Echlin & Osthoff. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 3(1), (2000)
Discusses the need for a collaborative response to the intertwined issues of child protection and violence against women.

Collaborating on Family Safety: Challenges for Children's and Women's Advocates. Beeman & Edleson. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 3(1), (2000)
Outlines sources of conflicts between child protection workers and battered women's advocates, and elaborates on these conflicts using narratives elicited in a series of focus groups.

Collaborating With Domestic Violence Agencies: 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Collaboration. Healthy Families Illinois (2004)
Reports effective strategies used by a child abuse prevention program implemented in an Illinois domestic violence shelter to improve availability of support for abused women and enhance parenting skills of men at risk of violence.

Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey. Ray, Karen, Winer, Maichael Barry. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (2000)

Collaboration: What Makes It Work. Mattessich, Paul W., Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara Monsey. 2nd ed. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (2001)
A review of research literature on twenty factors influencing successful collaboration. The report includes a description of each factor, implications for collaborative efforts, and illustrations from case studies. (2)

Collaborative Partnerships: Key to Success in Child Welfare. Collaboration Skills Training for Caseworkers. Center for Development of Human Services, Buffalo State College (2000)
Describes a five-module training program for caseworkers to improve collaborations with family members and service delivery systems.

Community Self-Assessment Tool: For Agencies Addressing the Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges & Family Violence Prevention Fund (2007)
Assists child protection, domestic violence, mental health or juvenile court systems to communicate more effectively together on behalf of families that are experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment and are involved in multiple systems.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: Ten Lessons Learned in Rural Alaska. Chamberlain. Policy and Practice, 59(1), (2001)
Lessons learned from Alaska's regional 2-day workshops to promote community-level cooperation between domestic violence and child protection professionals.

Facilitating Community Change. Ayre, Darvin, Gruffie Clough, and Tyler Norris, Boulder, CO: Community Initiatives, LLC (2000)
A comprehensive guide to designing, organizing and implementing community partnerships that generate positive outcomes.(6)

Improving Outcomes Together: Court and Child Welfare Collaboration. Fiermonte & Sidote Salyers (2005)
How juvenile and family courts and child welfare agencies share information and collaborate outside the courtroom to improve outcomes for children in care.

Interagency Collaboration in Rural Areas. National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (2003)
Describes two approaches to interagency collaboration in rural areas - one among community-- based groups and the other among State and local organizations.

Steps Toward Safety: Improving Systemic and Community Based Responses for Families Experiencing Domestic Violence. Family Violence Prevention Fund (2007)
Identifies common components and promising practices of child- and family-serving agencies addressing the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment. Includes suggestions for improving collaboration among agencies and increasing community responsibility for supporting families.

Strategic Alliances Among Health and Human Services Organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. (2000) (4)

Strategic Restructuring: Findings from a Study of Integrations and Alliances Among Nonprofit Social Service and Cultural Organizations in the United States. Kohm, Amelia, David La Piana, and Heather Gowdy. Chicago: University of Chicago, Chapin Hall Center for Children (2000)
Includes descriptions of the primary types of strategic restructuring partnerships; profiles of nonprofits involved in each type of partnership; and survey findings on the motivations, goals, benefits, and challenges involved in strategic restructuring. (7)

System Change Through Collaboration...Eight Steps for Getting From There to Here. Townsend & Carroll Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 19(29), (2002)
Discusses Buffalo, New York's collaboration between the Family Court and the Department of Social Services to reduce the amount of time that children spend in foster care.

The Nimble Collaboration: Fine-Tuning Your Collaboration for Lasting Success. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (2002)

The Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory. Mattessich, Paul W., Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara Monsey. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (2001)
A tool for assessing how a collaboration is doing on the twenty success factors described in Collaboration: What Makes it Work, 2nd Edition.

Working Across Boundaries: Making Collaboration Work in Government and NonProfit Organizations. Linden, Russ. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2002)
A guide for collaboration between agencies and organizations. (5)


Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody.


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