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What are potential barriers to changing our model of care?

What are potential barriers to changing our model of care?

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Changing your model of care can be challenging for many reasons. Here are a few of the themes that emerge when we look at potential challenges to change. Depending on the relational dynamics of your organization, different stakeholders may feel more threatened by the idea of changing your model of care. 

Barriers to transition

  • Abusive families
  • Broken families
  • Family rejection
  • Family reluctancy
  • Family stigma
  • Inheritance issues
  • Sabotage from family

  • Child Resistance
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Child trafficking
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Single parents
  • Negative biological ties
  • Lack of cooperation
  • Internal family disputes
  • Sabotage from community
  • Fear of unknown
  • Families live far away

  • Fear of losing jobs
  • Inability to trace families
  • Children are seen as cash cows
  • Inadequate capacity
  • Inadequate staff
  • Lack of funding

Start with your team

    The barriers to transition is an activity that helps you to uncover potential risks associated with transition. Each organization and context of transition is unique and poses challenges unique to each transition.

    Brainstorm individually or as a group all of the potential barriers that would prevent the transition from institutional care to family and community based care. Once complete, group these barriers into one of the themes shared above.

Learn more on the Think Orphan podcast

In this Conversation episode, we are bringing together leaders to talk about care reform and transition support services. We have Elli Oswald from Faith to Action, Jonathan Dowell from Weza Care Solutions, and Hannah Won from ACCI. These leaders come with many years experience from providing direct services in an orphanage to leading organizations committed to supporting orphanages to transition their models.