Technological Innovation: Building a New Child Welfare Business Model


The second annual conference responded to a key priority identified by the 2005 conference participants for more in-depth knowledge about information technology. The conference highlighted entrepreneurial solutions that can be used to scale innovations across departments and jurisdictions. It focused on how technology is being successfully implemented in business, other government and nonprofit and leading child welfare systems.
Stewards of Change introduced the findings of its yearlong environmental scan, which has been widely disseminated across the field and is considered one of the most comprehensive overviews of historical, current and emerging technology trends to impact the field. We explored the myriad connections required to establish effective child welfare practices and began to explore the applications more broadly, subsequently expanding our focus over the next few years to encompass health and human services.