Welcome to IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.

Partner Spotlight: National Behavioral Health Community of Practice.

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Youth Lens Project Gives Voice to the Impact of Stigma
Youth across the nation and their adult allies have developed an activity to engage others in sharing their insights about stigma and isolation.

Compliance and results drive new special education efforts.

rdaIn June, 2014 the Office of Special Education Programs released its new approach to improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

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Partnership launches Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement

The IDEA Partners have identified one of the biggest barriers to deep collaboration...everybody thinks they are already doing it!

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) provides a comprehensive design for school behavioral health

The Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), The Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) and the IDEA Partnership have collaborated on the development of a framework for working across education and mental health for better student outcomes.

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Dialogue Guides

DG Handbook

Community of Practice

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CoP Guidebook

Partnership Way

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Leading by Conveing

Sustainable change depends on having people with the problem internalize the change. Heifetz and Linsky, 2002

The IDEA Partners know the value of this statement. In years of bringing people together , we have focused on both the technical and the human side of change. The work of many researchers have guided us, especially the common sense approach of Heifetz and Lipsky. You will find their influence throughout our site. Visit the People to People Collection to learn more about the human side of change and learn how we have operational zed it in our Blueprint: The Partnership Way (coming June 2013)

In the meantime, check out these tools from the Blueprint to help you think about who needs to be involved in working on your problems of practice.