A Capacity Crisis Risks Implementation of Family First

Only by addressing the capacity crisis up front, before changing practice, can the goals of Family First be achieved. At Change...

The Fen-Phen Phenomenon is Killing Our Children

We all agree child welfare in our world is not as healthy as we would like it to be. No one wants to see vulnerable children at risk, but it seems like every attempt to get healthier isn’t working, and we are all clinging to the hope that the next thing we try will be the real deal.

Adaptive Leadership: Streamlining Processes Before Automation

Before you automate, consider these simple steps to speed up how your work gets done.

Never Get Behind Again: Old Thinking Through a New Lens

Break free of backlog by focusing on one-day timeliness.

One and Done: The Strategy and Measures You Need to Make Your Call Center Work

In the face of increased customer demand and decreased resources, many human service agencies have turned to call centers in the hopes of serving more customers at less cost. What these agencies are quickly discovering is that phone centers actually drive up costs while killing employee and customer satisfaction at the exact same time. How [...]

CYA is Killing Kids

Agencies’ tendency to add more rules (and thus work) every time something bad happens prevents child protection workers from doing everything they can to keep kids safe.