Research Library

Our Research Library includes white papers, presentations, fact sheets, news articles, and templates from human services industry experts to help agencies implement technology in human services.

We’ve also reviewed each resource to help you:

  • Discover human services software solutions that work for your agency
  • Support your case for funding with stakeholders
  • Implement technology for caseworkers by gaining internal support

Note from the reviewer: My goal has always been a simple one: do the most good for the most children. As the former director of Fairfield County Child and Adult Protective Services in Ohio, I am fully aware of the administrative and direct service challenges associated with serving a community. In my role at Northwoods, I have the opportunity to share this Research Library, helping agencies discover new ways to overcome those challenges. I’ll add a new resource every few weeks, so check back or sign up to receive email notifications directly in your inbox.

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A resource completed by Tom Adams, President and Senior Managing Partner of Transition Guides and Project Consultant for Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Executive Transition Management and Capacity Building Initiative. Capturing the Power of Leadership Change uses more than eleven different additional resources to highlight challenges, topics and recommendations for issues confronting organizations facing administrative transition periods.
This is an older resource article (from 2009) regarding various considerations to review when preparing to implement technology within your organization. From time to time, administrators, directors, and project managers are simply looking for a place to start when introducing an initiative such as rolling out technology within their organization. This resource does a very nice job using examples within agencies that offer a great starting point for conversations with agency staff.
Great piece from the Children’s Bureau featuring comments by Jerry Milner regarding the effort required to bring about systemic change within the child welfare system. Identifying the need to address meaningful change on “day-to-day practice” starts with caseworkers in the field and not just creating new policies.