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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for an audience of agency and tribal frontline staff. 

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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for an audience of legal and judicial professionals. 

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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for an audience of leaders, managers, and supervisors who need to understand how to motivate staff to develop a hunger for data. 

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To supplement the recorded sessions, this discussion guide includes reflection questions to enhance and deepen group discussion, considerations for use with other stakeholder groups, and an action-planning tool to help teams bring knowledge into action.

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The Center for States’ virtual Exhibit Hall booth features several products that focus on workforce development, including a variety of publications, videos, and learning experiences to help agencies foster healthy and supportive environments for child welfare professionals.

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CWVE 2019 Closing Session Presentation Maximizing Our Collective Impact

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The closing plenary provides an opportunity for conference attendees to consider their own roles in building effectiveness in child welfare and how everyone can play a part in positively impacting outcomes by using data and evaluation, applying what they have learned, and valuing a variety of voices and types of evidence in the process.

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This session explores how individual child welfare staff can innovate through small-scale altering and testing in the context of their everyday work instead of waiting for an evidence-based practice to be developed, tried, and tested.

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This session is designed to explore strategies for creating an organizational culture that values feedback and incentivizes learning from data and evidence. The session highlights the importance of including the perspectives of the workforce and children, youth, and families, all of whom have an important stake in evaluation and continuous quality improvement.

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Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in Agencies and Tribes

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Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in the Legal Community Legal Presentation

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This session explores how lawyers and judges can change practice and culture and support improved outcomes by being innovative in altering and testing how they do their work outside of waiting for an evidence-based practice to be developed, tried, and tested.  Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in the Legal Community Legal Reflection Worksheet.

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This session explores how lawyers and judges can change practice and culture and support improved outcomes by being innovative in altering and testing how they do their work outside of waiting for an evidence-based practice to be developed, tried, and tested. Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in the Legal Community Legal Resource List.

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Reflection Worksheet.  This session is designed to explore strategies for creating an organizational culture that values feedback and incentivizes learning from data and evidence. The session highlights the importance of including the perspectives of the workforce and children, youth, and families, all of whom have an important stake in evaluation and continuous quality improvement.

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Resource List.  This session is designed to explore strategies for creating an organizational culture that values feedback and incentivizes learning from data and evidence. The session highlights the importance of including the perspectives of the workforce and children, youth, and families, all of whom have an important stake in evaluation and continuous quality improvement.