How can an organization ensure that its mission and goals are carried out through its actions? How do agencies determine if the work they do with families results in the intended outcomes? One way to create consistency in practice agency-wide and to provide a framework for accountability is to develop or adopt a practice model. In an effective practice model, the practices are grounded in the values, principles, relationships, approaches, and techniques used at the system and casework practitioner level to enable children and families to achieve the goals of safety, stability, permanency, and well-being. Organizing these practices into a model or framework provides a standard for imitation or comparison and a structure based on an underlying set of common ideas, agreements, or policies. Please click here for the full text.