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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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This guide is designed to support administrative leaders in states and other jurisdictions in using data to assess and identify ways to improve their service array.

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Learn the importance of effective, ongoing collaboration between child welfare agencies and community-based partners.

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Use this tool with your prevention planning team to prepare for and tackle the adaptive challenges that many states face as they develop and implement prevention plans. 

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Use this crosswalk to start thinking concretely about prevention planning as a change and implementation process. 

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

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Learn solid strategies for understanding and implementing the trauma-informed care provisions of the FFPSA.

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Develop a better understanding of customized congregate care and learn about implementing the FFPSA provisions in congregate care QRTP assessment.

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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Explore tools, resources, and strategies to build a continuum of behavioral health care for children and youth involved with child welfare. 

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Examine the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program's purpose, objectives, history, funding, and requirements.

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Learn how supervisors and program managers can assist child welfare caseworkers in conducting quality visits with parents.

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This “Service Array Data Inventory Sample Worksheet” (Worksheet) is a companion tool to A Data-Driven Approach to Service Array Guide developed by the Capacity Building Center for States. To use the Worksheet, you can print it out and fill in the blank squares, or use the questions as a guide.

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Explore tips and strategies to effectively engage and sustain the involvement of families and youth at the agency level. 

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Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals.