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The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) was a part of the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, at the University of Southern Maine, funded by the Children’s Bureau (CB), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NRCOI supported organizations committed to the welfare of children, youth and families through training, technical assistance, research and evaluation.  One of the areas in which the NRCOI helped agencies build capacity was through the development and implementation of child welfare practice models.


Public child welfare agencies across the country vary in terms of their development and implementation of their respecitive practice models. The NRCOI was excited to organize and facilitate a national Practice Model Peer Network. The primary objective of this Network was to focus on key issues staff working on practice models were facing and enable them to share the experiences and successes of others. The Network was a loosely organized group of interested staff from child welfare agencies across the country.

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