Core Practice Model Implementation Toolbox

About the CPM Implementation Toolbox

The CPM Implementation Toolbox consists of 4 topical toolkits developed and tested by four capacity building workgroups through the Directors’ Institute. The toolkits are designed to provide implementation resources and tools for use by California Child Welfare Directors and their implementation teams to help install or advance CPM in their locations.

Implementing CPM is an ongoing process integrated with a variety of county efforts and initiatives. At any point in the implementation process, counties are encouraged to utilize planning guidance, county examples, concrete exercises, creative supports or relevant resources found within one or more of the four toolkits.

Using the CPM Implementation Toolkits

While each Implementation Toolkit has its own flavor, all toolkits give background and context setting information, as well as access to available tools and resources. When County Child Welfare Directors and local implementation teams engage in CPM implementation planning, they can benefit from reviewing the contents of all four toolkits to identify useful supports. As implementation plans evolve, additional tools and resources from the toolbox may become relevent.

While each toolkit is self contained, the Inventory of Tools gathers all the tools from all four toolkits in one location. Using the Inventory of Tools (once you’re familiar with toolkit contents) allows the user to quickly access tools, resources, exercises and examples.

Organizational Readiness Building Toolkit

People at multiple levels of an organization, specifically resourced and tasked to come together, attend to the day-to-day and ongoing leadership and management activities necessary for effective implementation. Teams of executive leaders, staff, and partners have functional roles and dedicated, on-the-job resources. Organizational and system practices create a climate to facilitate progress and problem-solve challenges of those delivering the practice model. Tools and resources will focus on assessing, monitoring, and improving organizational culture, climate, and functional structures and processes that support change.

Quality, Outcomes, System Improvement and Fidelity Toolkit

Information and data about implementation, delivery of the practice model (e.g., fidelity) and outcomes are gathered, shared, reviewed, and used by the right people at the right time to address problems, improve practice, and evaluate impact. Leadership, organizational, and system practices support this ongoing quality improvement work. Tools and resources focus on “What do we want to know? How will we know it?” and using data to understand and reinforce what is going well and to address challenges.

Workforce Development Toolkit

Ongoing professional development plans and practices (aka selection, training, and coaching) for the practice model are in place and build on adult learning best practices. This capacity focuses on building the confidence and skills of staff at all levels – those delivering the innovation and the supervisors, managers, and other leadership who support them. Tools and resources focus on assessing diverse staff needs, supporting the coaching role of supervisors, and strengthening staff retention.

Engagement, Relationships and Partnership Toolkit

The ERP Toolkit is designed to strengthen counties͛ CPM-related partnerships within their agencies, systems and communities. Central to the ERP Toolkit is a set of 20 principles organized into 5 phases of partnering and collaboration. A selection of 17 concrete tools/resources accompany the principles to help counties meaningfully engage with partners to put the values and principles of CPM into action. The ERP Toolkit is relevant for counties in any stage of CPM implementation.

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