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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

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Watch this recorded webinar to learn how other jurisdictions encourage kinship care placements and then discuss kinship support with your team.

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Watch this video to learn more about how a vision for prevention influences the development of a prevention plan.

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Watch this video to learn more about prevention planning advice and lessons learned from state child welfare leaders.

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Watch this video to learn more about state experiences communicating with partners about prevention. 

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Watch this video to learn more about how states are engaging people with lived experience in prevention planning. 

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Watch this video to learn more about state experiences building capacity for prevention.

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Watch this video to learn more about how states are selecting and implementing prevention programs.

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Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

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This webinar provides an overview of the Family First Prevention Services Act provisions and strategies related to reducing reliance on congregate care.

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Recorded webinar of youth with lived expertise and child and family serving agency leaders discussing strategies to support meaningful youth engagement and integrating family and youth voices at individual, practice, and system levels.

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Watch this short, animated video to examine how changing the language and messaging we use can support a shift to a more prevention-focused child welfare system.

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Learn about the relationships and partnerships that support developing a comprehensive prevention plan related to the Family First Prevention Services Act.

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The infographic provides a visual reference for the cultural shift needed to protect children through strengthening families.

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Illustrates the four thematic pillars necessary for organizational capacity supporting engagement with young people currently and formerly in foster care. Each of the four segments succinctly defines an element of organizational capacity building for youth engagement.