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

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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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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

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Understand the role of coaching in supporting workers, including coaching functions, effectiveness, models, and strategies.

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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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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2021 Session 3A, Co-Creating Equitable Child Welfare Policies and Practice.

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

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Explore information and get guidance about sex trafficking and identification of sex trafficking victims.

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Learn about applications that can make information gathering more efficient, increase useful data, and help you better understand those you serve. 

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Discusses new software and technologies used in child welfare