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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 about the range of practices comprising the continuum of youth engagement to youth empowerment.

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Explore the supportive relationship between a youth and her attorney.

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Reveals how advocating for youth makes a difference in system change and in the advocates’ own lives. The Director of Policy and Advocacy at NMCAN and a youth advocate talk about their shared experience in testifying as expert witnesses for state legislative committees and how it created a strong bond between them.

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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 strategies to engage individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more. 

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Adapt proven strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and that support collaborative development of an effective service array.

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Adapt strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and climate to support partnering with families after conducting an assessment.

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Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

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Explore the need for involving multiple voices in developing and implementing prevention plans, as well as the important role courts play in prevention.

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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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Learn strategies for accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

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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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Explore opportunities and lessons learned from the implementation of Division X of the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act, P.L. 116–260.

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Explore how child welfare professionals and organizations can build capacity for implementing the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for children and youth in foster care.