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

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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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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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Browse the themes and key takeaways from the How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options podcast series.

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See how coordination can improve identification, reporting, and services for youth who are victims or at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking.

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Shares Stephen’s story about being a community-based provider and policymaker in Florida, the need for laws that empower caregiver decision-making, creating Florida’s reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), and the effect RPPS and normalcy laws can have on foster care.

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

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Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

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Discover strategies for using data to build evidence, engage youth, families, and other partners, and move toward racial equity in child welfare. ​

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Discover how data sharing can improve the child welfare court system.

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Learn how to effectively present data in digestible and actionable ways that lead to real change.

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Hear about strategies for authentically partnering with youth, young adults, Tribes, families, and communities of color to inform and improve child welfare research, practice, and policy.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3 webinar, From Understanding to Action: Shifting Power Dynamics to Advance Race Equity. 

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2021 Session 3, From Understanding to Action: Shifting Power Dynamics to Advance Race Equity.