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Learn the definition and find information about normalcy and the reasonable and prudent parent standard in the PL 113-183.

Video

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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See statistics on increased risks for LGBTQ youth and learn how child welfare systems can use healthy approaches when working with LGBTQ children and youth.

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Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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

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

Webinar

Learn about the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) families involved with the child welfare system and ways to help them.

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Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

Webinar

Discover how parent partner programs support family reunification by guiding and motivating parents into constructive interactions with the child welfare system and courts.

Podcast

Explore the efforts agencies, community collaborative organizations, and others are making to bring families, youth, and communities to the table as they strive to improve the child welfare system in this podcast. 

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Use the template and instructions provided to develop parent partner program manuals.

Webinar

Explore existing frameworks for protective capacities and protective factors and learn how to use them together for better prevention.

Infographic

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

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