Blending Perspectives and Building Common Ground. Striving Toward Improved Service Delivery — Together


There are real and significant barriers to productive collaborations between child welfare and substance abuse agencies.  The differences in perspectives and traditional methods of functioning are real.  But for agencies that truly want to work together to improve services to clients, these differences can and must be accommodated.  Doing so will require sustained efforts by staff in agencies in communities throughout the nation — efforts to learn about one another, to understand one another, and to establish a shared set of expectations for each other and for clients.