At One Table is Arkansas’s practice model representing the culmination of our collective vision that every child deserves a safe, stable, and nurturing family every day.
The practice model illustrates how we work every day to translate our vision and values into DCFS’ practice with children and families by providing supervisors, managers, and field staff with concrete examples of the practices that best reflect our child welfare culture.
Our At One Table Practice Model values are:
Relationships with children, youth, and families are the foundation.
Collaborative partnerships with resource families.
Helping children and youth achieve their full potential and develop lifelong relationships.
Shared responsibility with community partners.
A strong working relationship with the legal system.
A workplace culture characterized by reflection, appreciation, and ongoing learning.
To view the complete practice model including its guiding principles, examples of agency practice, and key actions for staff of all levels, please visit https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/DCFS_At-One-Table-Practice-Model-Final-September-2022.pdf