Recruitment and Retention of Resource Families
Breakthrough Series Collaborative: Recruitment and Retention of Resource Families. (2005). Seattle: Casey Family Programs.
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Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
June 2005

In a breakthrough series collaborative (BSC), teams from state, county, and tribally administered child welfare agencies come together to conduct small-scale practice changes that are rapidly tested and disseminated, and that can lead to dramatic system-wide improvements in a short time.

Pioneered in the health care arena, the BSC methodology is new to the field of child welfare but shows significant promise for bridging the gaps between best practices and actual practice.

This 2005 report illustrates the use of the methodology and describes the successful strategies and lessons learned by  the twenty-two public child welfare agencies who participated in this Breakthrough Series Collaboarative on Recruitment and Retention.