The report describes how partnerships between public and private agencies can be developed around a shared vision and goals, shared communications strategies and performance standards, a variety of operating structures and a formalized way of managing the work. It also presents the issues and challenges to achieving successful partnerships. This document is part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series.

January 1, 2001

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Partnerships between public and private child welfare agencies result in benefits to children and families.

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    Ways to develop partnerships among public and private child welfare agencies.

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    The essential elements required for a successful public/private child welfare partnership.

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    Challenges to public/private partnerships in child welfare.

Key Takeaway

Using Shared Goals, Benchmarks, Collaborative Standards and Contracts Support Successful Public/Private Partnerships

Public/private child welfare partnerships succeed when the organizations agree on shared goals, develop benchmarks to determine progress, jointly develop standards to guide service delivery and care and use a contract mechanism to formalize the relationship.

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