Expressing Your Ideas: Using a Logic Model to Create Stystem Change
USF Logic Model Team, Tampa, Florida

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This narration will help viewers understand the process of using the logic model to create systems change with family-run organizations, youth and peer-run groups, or any entity wishing to successfully develop and implement systems of care. The narration shares details on the core components of a logic model and how its development can fit any stage of systems evolution. Additional ideas on how to get started are shared, beginning with the identification of a core workgroup and reaching agreement on the vision, values, and mission. Important collaborative processes that are described include maintaining transparency across stakeholders, building organizational capacity, and planning for sustainability.

Narrator Biography

Rene Anderson

René Anderson
Human Services Program Specialist, USF Department of Child & Family Studies

René works in the Department of Child & Family Studies, Division of State & Local Support at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute as the Statewide Parent Advocate Coordinator/Training Specialist. During her tenure she has served as a technical assistant, editor, teacher, researcher, trainer and board/council member for the Federation of Families and both state and national State Mental Health Planning councils.

Theresa Nesman

Theresa Nesman

Dr. Nesman is an applied anthropologist and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida. She is Co-Principal Investigator for Study 5 of the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, which is examining the accessibility of mental health services for diverse children and their families. She also provides technical assistance to systems of care for their development and utilizationof theory-based logic models. In previous work at FMHI she served as coordinator for a study of collaboration among system of care stakeholders, and as facilitator for the Inter-American Consortium for Applied Research on Children and Communities. Dr. Nesman has also served as evaluator and researcher for several community-based collaborative projects targeting Latino children and families in Tampa, Florida. Projects have included the Latino Dropout Rate Study funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, the ENLACE Hillsborough project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the RAICES/Promotoras project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the Puentes Community Action Grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Nesman has contributed to numerous reports, monographs, book chapters, and presentations on the development of accessible service systems for diverse children, youth, and families.