Welcome to the 2010 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Storybook. Community Connections: Partnerships and Collaboration is the theme for this year's Storybook.
The very concept of FCSS is built on the foundation of partnerships and collaboration. It is more essential today than ever before for communities to work together to find the common ground that develops, builds and strengthens successful partnerships.
According to Michael Winer and Karen Ray in their book, The Collaboration Handbook,
"Collaboration is intricate work that occurs in the middle of a rapidly changing set of mandates, citizen interest and funding. You need a collaboration that supports proactive thinking in dynamic circumstances and quick decision making that keeps the partners involved."