Building and Enhancing Collaborative Relationships with Community Partners

Adapted from the SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library, Session 3 of the Building Relationships with Families Volume, Handout 4

Mapping Your State Partners

Think about your agency/program in relation to others in your state. Identify what systems, programs, and agencies you interact with in serving young children birth-five with disabilities and their families. Indicate connections with your state partners using the following descriptors:

Adapted from: Hartman, A., & Laird, J. (1983). Family-centered social work. NY: Free Press.

 

Mapping Your State Partners: Questions to Consider

  1. Who do you work with in your state?

  2. Are there any gaps in services in your state?

  3. What is the quality of the relationships? Is the flow of energy and resources in BOTH directions between state partners?

  4. Are there relationships you need to strengthen?

  5. Were you surprised by any information represented on the map?

  6. Do you have success stories?

  7. What have you learned about your agency/program and its place in the state from this activity?

Adapted from: Hartman, A., & Laird, J. (1983). Family-centered social work. NY: Free Press.