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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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This video highlights the story of a therapeutic foster care social worker in North Carolina and how her own experience in kinship care helps her connect with kinship caregivers and engage families.

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Browse the “Leading Your Agency Through a Disaster” tip sheet to see how common elements of child welfare leadership can be adapted for effective disaster management and an example of action during each phase of disaster management.

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Build foundational knowledge about disaster planning, response, and recovery; see examples of real-life strategies from jurisdictions around the country; and begin the process of planning to effectively respond to any disaster. 

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Provides concise information on the organization of the Coping With Disasters and Strengthening Systems series resources and offers suggestions for using the resources alone or together to help agencies develop, refine, and implement effective disaster plans.

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This video highlights the story of a program manager and lead navigator for the Montana Kinship Navigator Program and how her own experience caring for a nephew helps her better support and connect with kinship caregivers and families.

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Discusses new software and technologies used in child welfare

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Watch this recorded webinar to learn how other jurisdictions encourage kinship care placements and then discuss kinship support with your team.

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This video highlights the story of a foster care specialist and how her experience with her grandparents’ care helps her support and guide kinship caregivers.

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This video highlights the work of the Deputy Commissioner of the New York foster care system and the kinship care strategies her agency implements.

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This video highlights the work of an Ohio kinship navigator and her experience supporting families as they navigate kinship care.

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This video highlights the story of an Ohio kinship navigator and how she supports kinship families by identifying resources to support them as they navigate kinship care.

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Bruce and Brenda have been married for 33 years and have four daughters. From 2006 to 2009, they provided a kinship placement for their four grandchildren. In 2010, the couple adopted Bruce (now 18 years old), Tre’Nae (now 15 years old), Mason (now 13 years old), and Kiaunna (now 10 years old).

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Understand available technologies and best practices for holding virtual meetings.

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Learn how child welfare agencies can transfer select operations online and out of a central worksite.