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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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PDF

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.

Webinar

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. 

PDF

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

PDF

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

Podcast

Listen to child welfare agency leaders in the District of Columbia, service providers, partners in community collaboratives, and sister agencies talk about how they coordinate service planning and delivery, are culturally responsive to the community, and provide seamless services to families.

PDF

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

Video

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

Webinar

Explore the benefits of reunification and post-reunification supports and how these strategies help prevent reentry into foster care. 

Infographic

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.