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Explore additional resources for engaging individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more.

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Explore additional resources to learn how to accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

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Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

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Consider whose perspectives are represented on your team. 

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Read about our new Young Adult Consultant team member, find helpful information about the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), ways to engage persons with lived experience, and more!

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Access strategies to better understand and implement the family engagement requirements of the FFPSA.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3 webinar, From Understanding to Action: Shifting Power Dynamics to Advance Race Equity. 

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3A webinar, Co-Creating Race Equity Tools: Practical Strategies for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement Efforts.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2021 Session 3A, Co-Creating Equitable Child Welfare Policies and Practice.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3B webinar, Culturally Responsive Engagement and Partnership.

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Use this discussion guide with the CWVE 2022 videos to view a description of each topic, access individual reflection questions to facilitate personal, on-demand learning, and explore conversation starters and team activities with child welfare staff and collaborative partners.   

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Learn about quality contacts, why they are important, and how an agency can successfully implement them.

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Find family engagement strategies for survivors, children, and perpetrators of domestic violence.

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Explore additional resources to learn about the challenges of engaging difficult-to-reach populations of youth and young adults.

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The manual combines research and guidance on best practices in family empowerment with the evolving field of implementation science. The manual also reinforces and expands on concepts introduced in the Center for States’ Family Empowerment and Leadership Academy (FELA).