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1 4Results Together COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN ENSURING PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED: The Staying Factor

2 4Results Together PERSISTENCE PASSION POWER PERFORMANCE

3 LAYING THE GROUNDWORK

4 4Results Together 4 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN Community Partnerships for Protecting Children recognizes that keeping children safe is everybody’s business

5 4Results Together 5 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN Core Principles: –Child protection service agencies, working alone, cannot keep children safe from abuse and neglect –Citizens and community members should be directly involved in providing support to families in need and in shaping the types of service and support that are made available to families –Supports and services must be based in the communities in which families live Local communities have to shape their own strategies and develop a range of services based on their own resources, needs, and cultures. Core Principles: –Child protection service agencies, working alone, cannot keep children safe from abuse and neglect –Citizens and community members should be directly involved in providing support to families in need and in shaping the types of service and support that are made available to families –Supports and services must be based in the communities in which families live Local communities have to shape their own strategies and develop a range of services based on their own resources, needs, and cultures.

6 4Results Together 6 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN Brings together: –Parents –Youth –Social Service professionals –Faith ministries –Local businesses –Schools –Caring neighbors To help design, govern and participate in programs that seek to create a continuum of care and support for children, youth and parents in their neighborhoods. Brings together: –Parents –Youth –Social Service professionals –Faith ministries –Local businesses –Schools –Caring neighbors To help design, govern and participate in programs that seek to create a continuum of care and support for children, youth and parents in their neighborhoods.

7 4Results Together 7 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN But what can happen? –Lack of common language and framework –Different amounts and kinds of participation –Expectations based on the past history of “the way” to do it –Sense of inequality based on job, position, title, education or lack thereof Which can lead to: –Distrust –Lack of buy-in and investment –Lack of continued participation But what can happen? –Lack of common language and framework –Different amounts and kinds of participation –Expectations based on the past history of “the way” to do it –Sense of inequality based on job, position, title, education or lack thereof Which can lead to: –Distrust –Lack of buy-in and investment –Lack of continued participation

8 4Results Together 8 PARTNERSHIP LEADERSHIP 1.Assessing the environment for partnership readiness 2.Sharing power and influence 3.Creating clarity: Establishing outcomes and mobilizing people 4.Developing people at each step 5.Building trust and managing conflict 6.Self-reflecting by the leadership 1.Assessing the environment for partnership readiness 2.Sharing power and influence 3.Creating clarity: Establishing outcomes and mobilizing people 4.Developing people at each step 5.Building trust and managing conflict 6.Self-reflecting by the leadership REQUIRES:

9 4Results Together 9 Courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have the opportunity to use any of the others. ”” ““ Maya Angelou

10 4Results Together 10 LEADERSHIP LESSON There must be a willingness to invest resources — both human and financial — to make it happen. You’ve gotta have skin in the game… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

11 4Results Together 11 SocialSocial EconomicEconomic PoliticalPolitical TechnologicalTechnological EnvironmentalEnvironmental SURROUNDING FORCES CulturalCultural

12 4Results Together 12 The universe is made up of stories, not of atoms. ”” ““ Muriel Rukeyser, American poet

13 4Results Together 13 ACCEPTANCEACCEPTANCE To move people where you want them to be, you must first accept them where they are.

14 4Results Together 14 LEADERSHIP LESSON Inevitably, you will encounter setbacks and barriers to success…DON’T PANIC! Find a way to manage the barrier and keep going. The Hitchhiker’s Guide… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

15 4Results Together 15 RATE OF CHANGE The lily’s double everyday.The lily’s double everyday. The pool will be full in 30 days.The pool will be full in 30 days. On what day will the pool be half full?On what day will the pool be half full?

16 4Results Together 16 RATE OF CHANGE 29th Day day % 1/21/2

17 4Results Together 17 LEADERSHIP LESSON Progress can seem to creep along at a snail’s pace, then suddenly flies at lightning speed… be ready to run with it. The tipping point… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

18 4Results Together 18 RESOURCESRESOURCES From REVENUE From REVENUE To RISK MANAGEMENT To RISK MANAGEMENT

19 4Results Together 19 MANAGING RISK/ FEAR OF FAILURE Appreciate all contributions, however smallAppreciate all contributions, however small Recognize that the partnership is a business relationship and each wants a return on investmentRecognize that the partnership is a business relationship and each wants a return on investment Focus on the outcomes that are to be achieved for the familyFocus on the outcomes that are to be achieved for the family Appreciate all contributions, however smallAppreciate all contributions, however small Recognize that the partnership is a business relationship and each wants a return on investmentRecognize that the partnership is a business relationship and each wants a return on investment Focus on the outcomes that are to be achieved for the familyFocus on the outcomes that are to be achieved for the family

20 4Results Together 20 Fair is another four letter word that starts with “F” and can’t be used in polite public. ”” ““ UnknownUnknown

21 4Results Together 21 LEADERSHIP LESSON You must have an openness to doing community and family support work when you both create the opportunity and the opportunity presents itself. Seizing Opportunities… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

22 SIX STRATEGIES

23 4Results Together 23 SIX STRATEGIES 1.Tap Personal Assets 2.Involve All People 3.Map Results Strategies 1.Tap Personal Assets 2.Involve All People 3.Map Results Strategies 4.Incorporate Self- Interests 5.Implement Strategic Actions 6.Align Individual Responsibilities

24 SIX STRATEGIES One: TAP PERSONAL ASSETS

25 4Results Together 25 PASSION SOURCES CUSTOMSCUSTOMS LANGUAGESLANGUAGES WORLD VIEWWORLD VIEW Problems vs. Opportunities PREFERENCESPREFERENCES Begetting, Becoming, Being, Bequeathing ASSETSASSETS CUSTOMSCUSTOMS LANGUAGESLANGUAGES WORLD VIEWWORLD VIEW Problems vs. Opportunities PREFERENCESPREFERENCES Begetting, Becoming, Being, Bequeathing ASSETSASSETS

26 4Results Together 26 Equality is what doesn’t exist between equals. ”” ““ e.e cummings

27 4Results Together 27 ASSETSASSETS AuthorityAuthority ConnectionsConnections ExpertiseExpertise FacilitationFacilitation PersonalityPersonality AuthorityAuthority ConnectionsConnections ExpertiseExpertise FacilitationFacilitation PersonalityPersonality ReputationReputation ResourcesResources RewardsRewards ConfrontationConfrontation

28 4Results Together 28 LOST IN TRANSLATION VOICE INFLECTION WORDS 38% 55% Albert Mehrabian, UCLA psychology professor 7% I hope you understand what I’m dealing with. FACIAL EXPRESSION & BODY LANGUAGE SenderSender ReceiverReceiver

29 4Results Together 29 CELEBRATECELEBRATE Each person! All steps! Every success! All the time!! Each person! All steps! Every success! All the time!!

30 4Results Together 30 LEADERSHIP LESSON Agency staffs, volunteers and the entire community have to see, hear, feel and believe you care about a family… you’ve got to “Walk the Talk!” Shared passion… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

31 SIX STRATEGIES Two: INVOLVE ALL PEOPLE

32 4Results Together 32 Leadership springs up at the intersection of personal passions and public problems. ”” ““ Barbara Crosby

33 4Results Together 33 Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Making a difference is a matter of choice. ”” ““ Patricia Russell- McCloud

34 4Results Together 34 INTENSITY OF RELATIONSHIPS CooperationCooperationCoordinationCoordinationCollaborationCollaboration IntensityIntensity

35 4Results Together 35 SELECTED INVOLVEMENT Core Initiation CollaborationCollaboration CoordinationCoordination CooperationCooperation RIGHT LEVEL, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME, RIGHT WORK = PARTNERSHIP

36 4Results Together 36 LEADERSHIP LESSON Family outcomes may not ultimately end up as you originally envisioned, but there is magic in the “relationship mileage” that occurs in the process! Embrace the magic… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

37 SIX STRATEGIES Three: MAP RESULTS STRATEGIES

38 4Results Together 38 EVALUATIONEVALUATION E = In EVALUATION VALUE = Valor/Strength Finding strength in what we do

39 4Results Together 39 INDIVIDUALIZED COURSE OF ACTION RESULTS ARE CENTRAL Level 1: Institute strength-based engagement/assessment skills and the FTM processLevel 1: Institute strength-based engagement/assessment skills and the FTM process Level 2: Ensure trained FTM facilitators and access to FTMs are available for familiesLevel 2: Ensure trained FTM facilitators and access to FTMs are available for families Level 3: Develop a plan for Quality Assurance SustainabilityLevel 3: Develop a plan for Quality Assurance Sustainability Level 4: Implement Quality Assurance Plans whose outcomes reflect family respect, engagement, and empowermentLevel 4: Implement Quality Assurance Plans whose outcomes reflect family respect, engagement, and empowerment Level 1: Institute strength-based engagement/assessment skills and the FTM processLevel 1: Institute strength-based engagement/assessment skills and the FTM process Level 2: Ensure trained FTM facilitators and access to FTMs are available for familiesLevel 2: Ensure trained FTM facilitators and access to FTMs are available for families Level 3: Develop a plan for Quality Assurance SustainabilityLevel 3: Develop a plan for Quality Assurance Sustainability Level 4: Implement Quality Assurance Plans whose outcomes reflect family respect, engagement, and empowermentLevel 4: Implement Quality Assurance Plans whose outcomes reflect family respect, engagement, and empowerment

40 4Results Together 40 STRATEGIC MAP Individualized Course of Action for the Family

41 4Results Together 41 LEADERSHIP LESSON Stay focused on key outcomes and results while giving up some control of what gets done and how it gets done. Giving up control… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

42 SIX STRATEGIES Four: INCORPORATE SELF-INTERESTS

43 4Results Together 43 INCORPORATING SELF-INTERESTS RESULTS Self- Interests

44 4Results Together 44 God protect me from self-interest masquerading as moral principle. ”” ““ Mark Twain

45 4Results Together 45 Self-interest is the prime mover of people. ”” ““ Saul Alinsky

46 4Results Together 46 SELF-INTERESTSELF-INTEREST Self-interest is not good or bad. It has to be acknowledged, not denied.

47 4Results Together 47 INCLUDING DIFFICULT PEOPLE Wish they were goneWish they were gone Blame them for what’s wrongBlame them for what’s wrong Focus attention on what they’re doing or not doingFocus attention on what they’re doing or not doing Wish they were goneWish they were gone Blame them for what’s wrongBlame them for what’s wrong Focus attention on what they’re doing or not doingFocus attention on what they’re doing or not doing Learn their self-interestsLearn their self-interests Accommodate their needs at the appropriate levelAccommodate their needs at the appropriate level Learn their self-interestsLearn their self-interests Accommodate their needs at the appropriate levelAccommodate their needs at the appropriate level

48 4Results Together 48 INCORPORATIONINCORPORATION Self- Interests PlanningPlanningResourcesResources Strategic Priorities AlignmentAlignment

49 4Results Together 49 LEADERSHIP LESSON The outcome and course of action can and often do vary by each family and everyone’s self-interests; they can’t be mass-produced. Be flexible! Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York Avoid “cookie cutters”…

50 SIX STRATEGIES Five: IMPLEMENT STRATEGIC ACTIONS

51 4Results Together 51 Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it. ”” ““ Lily Tomlin

52 4Results Together 52 EFFECTIVE MEETINGS 1.Know the purpose 2.Choose the facilitator 3.Set the stage 4.Create the context 5.Manage the information 1.Know the purpose 2.Choose the facilitator 3.Set the stage 4.Create the context 5.Manage the information 6.Set ground rules 7.Focus the discussion 8.Keep action minutes 9.Evaluate and celebrate 10.End on time

53 4Results Together 53 Key Decisions/ Responsibilities AuthoritativeAuthoritative ConsultativeConsultativeDemocraticDemocratic ConsensualConsensual DelegatedDelegated DECISION-MAKING PROTOCOL Minimum Control Maximum Control

54 4Results Together 54 KEEP ACTION MINUTES 1.Attendance 2.Decisions Made 3.Responsibilities Taken 4.Progress Made 5.Purpose of Next Meeting 1.Attendance 2.Decisions Made 3.Responsibilities Taken 4.Progress Made 5.Purpose of Next Meeting

55 4Results Together 55 LEADERSHIP LESSON Family issues can seem overwhelming and insurmountable; don’t give up because something seems too big to conquer. Break it down to smaller pieces. Don’t let the ogre chase you off… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

56 SIX STRATEGIES Six: ALIGN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

57 4Results Together 57 PARTNERSHIP SUCCESS TRANSPARENCY Each person involved knows his/her role and responsibility and everyone involved knows all key pieces at all times no matter how the pieces change/evolve over time

58 4Results Together 58 TrustTrust ConflictConflict TRUST/CONFLICTTRUST/CONFLICT

59 4Results Together 59 ≠ ≠ TRUST IS NOT Liking Being Liked Getting My Own Way Liking Being Liked Getting My Own Way

60 4Results Together 60 = = TRUST IS RELIANCE: We ’ ll do what we say we ’ ll do, competently SUCCESS: We ’ ll achieve what we say we ’ ll achieve, knowledgably RELIANCE: We ’ ll do what we say we ’ ll do, competently SUCCESS: We ’ ll achieve what we say we ’ ll achieve, knowledgably

61 4Results Together 61 When the elephants fight, the grass suffers. ”” ““ Kikuyu People

62 4Results Together 62 CONFLICTCONFLICT The feet are in agreement African saying The feet are in agreement African saying

63 4Results Together 63 Conflict is working through a difference of opinion. Fighting is the avoidance of conflict. ”” ““ Len Hirsch

64 4Results Together 64 PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST 1. Personal assets tapped 1. Personal assets tapped 2. All people involved 2. All people involved 3. Results strategies mapped 3. Results strategies mapped 4. Self-interests incorporated 4. Self-interests incorporated 5. Strategic actions implemented 5. Strategic actions implemented 6. Individual responsibilities aligned 6. Individual responsibilities aligned 1. Personal assets tapped 1. Personal assets tapped 2. All people involved 2. All people involved 3. Results strategies mapped 3. Results strategies mapped 4. Self-interests incorporated 4. Self-interests incorporated 5. Strategic actions implemented 5. Strategic actions implemented 6. Individual responsibilities aligned 6. Individual responsibilities aligned

65 4Results Together 65 LEADERSHIP LESSON Turf and language often get in the way; part of the art is not planning something “collaborative,” but allowing partnership to grow from the seeds that are carefully planted. The words get in the way… Adapted from the United Way of the Southern Tier, New York

66 We are but one thread in the web of life. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. —Chief Seattle We are but one thread in the web of life. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. —Chief Seattle


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