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Perspectives from Community-Based Organizational Managers on Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare

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The managers of community-based organizations that are contracted to deliver publicly funded programs, such as in the child welfare sector, occupy a crucial role in the implementation and sustainment of evidence-based interventions to improve the effectiveness of services, as they exert influence across levels of stakeholders in multitiered systems. This study utilized qualitative interviews to examine the perspectives and experiences of managers in implementing SafeCare®, an evidence-based intervention to reduce child maltreatment. Factors influencing managers’ abilities to support SafeCare® included policy and ideological trends, characteristics of leadership in systems and organizations, public–private partnerships, procurement and contracting, collaboration and coopetition, and support for organizational staff.


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