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

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 1 webinar, Understanding the Past to Build a New Future: Advancing Racial Equity for Children, Youth, and Families.

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Watch this presentation from the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo to learn how and why racial and ethnic disparities exist in child welfare systems and in outcomes for children, youth, and families.  

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Learn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau is taking to advance racial equity in child welfare. 

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2 webinar, Using Data and Evaluation to Advance Racial Equity in Child Welfare.

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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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​Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2A webinar, “We See It, We Know It, and Now We Must Do Something About It”: Working Together to Reduce Inequity.

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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.