Resources

You may find the following tools and resources useful for developing, strengthening, or maintaining your governance board.


Whip Your Body Into Shape: Strengthening Your Local Governance Body

This webinar provides an overview of leadership structures and how they can advance a system of care (SOC). Hear first-hand experiences of rural and urban SOC communities in Texas and insight from experts on family and youth voice. For community leaders who want to develop a SOC governance body.


Governance Body Toolkit

Provides an overview of SOC governance structures, with special attention to pre-planning, planning, implementation, and CQI phases. For community leaders who want to develop a SOC governance body.


Community Collaborative Life Stages

An online training tool that provides an overview of the “life stages” of community collaborations and tips and tools for success at each stage. For governance board members striving to ensure success of the governance body.


Building Systems of Care: A Primer

Offers a comprehensive roadmap for those involved in building a SOC. For all levels of governance bodies.


Show of Interest Questionnaire

A short survey to gauge interest of community members who could be included in local SOC efforts. For community leaders who want to develop a SOC governance body.


Potential Community Leadership Team Tool

Provides a good starting point to ensure all key community champions are at the SOC table. For community leaders who want to develop a SOC governance body.


Board Member Recruitment Letter

A great letter to provide to community members who may be interested in serving on the governance board. Gives a basic understanding of system of care, the qualifications of board members, and basic requirements. For communities who identified members and are moving toward establishing the governance board.


Board Member Job Description

Job descriptions for both youth and adults that provide specific information related to their role as a governance board member. For communities who identified members and are moving toward establishing the governance board.


Board Member Application

A standard application will help communicate your expectations and also help you learn the strengths and areas of expertise of your community members. For communities who identified members and are moving toward establishing the governance board.


Bylaws

Bylaws help specify expectations related to meeting attendance, voting, nomination of officers, roles, etc. Use this example as a springboard to develop bylaws tailored to your community. For governance board members.


Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

These are examples of MOUs that communities have in place. For governance board members.


Board of Directors’ Self-Evaluation

These are questionnaires that governance groups have used to individually evaluate the work of the group. For governance board members.


Building SOC Self-Assessment

These questionnaires and surveys evaluate the governance group on values specific to SOC. Questionnaires can be completed individually or as a group. For governance board members.

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