By PAUL S. DILORENZO, September 24th, 2020, Imprint News.org
The trust level between child welfare leaders and local partners will be a key factor in predicting success for any neighborhood-based family support efforts emerging from a Family First Act planning process. One critical move on that path is enmeshing the work of government and community in a way that elevates the latter.
At a government-run child welfare agency, personnel have limitations on their authority and responsibility. Staff function within a vertical framework of prescribed rules and policies.