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Title: Collaboration Skill-Building Training
Corporate Author: Cities in Schools, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency: Cities in Schools, Inc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 94-JS-CX-0002
Sale Source: Cities in Schools, Inc
1199 North Fairfax Street
Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Technical Assistance
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This participant workbook for a training course in collaboration skill-building is designed to help trainees acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop collaboration among educational and human service institutions in a community to better serve children and their families.
Abstract: Materials intended to provide an overview of collaboration include an outline of flaws in the current system of services for children and families, a listing of the characteristics of a pro-family service system, a checklist of questions to help make service delivery choices for a pro-family system, sample target outcomes, a guide for systems change, and guidelines for developing a pro-family system of education and human services. Workbook materials on "Leadership" contain a list of the characteristics of an effective collaborative leader, an overview of how individuals in various leadership positions view their involvement in collaborative efforts, a glossary of collaborative language, and a listing of 104 resources on leadership. Another section of the workbook contains materials on acting as a facilitator at collaboration meetings. Following a listing of a facilitator's tasks, suggestions are offered for learning to be "unconditionally constructive," which involves encouraging the other side to act constructively in response. Other topics covered in this section are collaborative ground rules, how collaborative partners can learn about each other, conflict management, and involving the right partners. Evaluation procedures for a collaboration are addressed in the concluding section of the workbook.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile program evaluation; Leadership; OJJDP grant-related documents
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