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

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Learn about the CFSR recurrence of maltreatment indicator, which measures whether an agency prevented subsequent maltreatment of a child.

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Get information and data on the CFSR indicator for measuring how well an agency helps prevent abuse or neglect of children in the state’s foster care system.

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Explore ways that jurisdictions can integrate strategies to promote equity in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation efforts. 

Webinar

Discover the key components of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training Academy.

Podcast

Use this series and infographic to explore working collaboratively to build a comprehensive system that meets the needs of families in their communities.

Webinar

Explore the Center’s Focused Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Services training curriculum and learn more about how it can be used to support a team’s CQI goals.

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Learn to be more intentional about creating opportunities to relate to the staff and families you serve and to infuse more empathy into your agency.

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

Podcast

Explore part 4 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system to meets the needs of families in their communities.
 

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Explore models and approaches for targeting safety outcomes.

Podcast

Use part 2 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system that meets the needs of families in their communities.

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Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals.

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Learn a research-informed framework for agencies to explore implementation of CQI systems across seven areas, including leadership support and modeling, staff and stakeholder engagement, communication, administrative structure, use of quality data, case record review process, and application of CQI findings.