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Learn the importance of effective, ongoing collaboration between child welfare agencies and community-based partners.

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

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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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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3A webinar, Co-Creating Race Equity Tools: Practical Strategies for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement Efforts.

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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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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3B webinar, Culturally Responsive Engagement and Partnership.

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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.

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Find family engagement strategies for survivors, children, and perpetrators of domestic violence.

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The manual combines research and guidance on best practices in family empowerment with the evolving field of implementation science. The manual also reinforces and expands on concepts introduced in the Center for States’ Family Empowerment and Leadership Academy (FELA).

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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 the types of simulation training available, the benefits, costs, and other considerations, when setting up a simulation training program.

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

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Examine the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program's purpose, objectives, history, funding, and requirements.

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Browse casework activities to use before, during, and after a caseworker visit with children, youth, and families.