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Community-based Theories of Change: Study Background and Design

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Community-based Theories of Change Study, theory of change, policy, implementation


This article discusses the background and design of the Community-based Theories of Change Study. The study seeks to understand how child-serving organizations with a widely held theory of change carry out their mission and goals. Such a theory of change facilitates local policy implementation.


Hodges, S. (2006). Community-based theories of change: Study background and design. In C. Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. M. Friedman (Eds.), The 18th Annual Research Conference Proceedings, A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base (pp. 303-304). Tampa: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.