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Learn how Anntesha’s experience as a child living with her grandparents and later in foster care influenced her to become a relative caregiver to her niece and nephew and work as a kinship navigator. 

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Explore how frontline child welfare professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how legal and judicial professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how child welfare leaders, managers, and supervisors can motivate their staff to use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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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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Learn about Catherine’s journey recovering from trauma and addiction to be successfully reunified with her daughter.

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Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

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Learn how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can use data to better understand problems and their causes.

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Watch the Change and Implementation in Practice: Overview video to learn how key steps, tasks, and concepts fit together to support your agency’s change initiatives. 

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​Learn from people with lived experience about the impact of kinship care on children in the child welfare system.

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Explore strategies for developing a comprehensive community prevention framework across all levels of prevention.

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Learn about Dezzie’s experience bonding with her newborn while embracing parenting classes and other agency supports in her journey to be reunified with her daughter.

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Explore foundational information to build shared understanding of child welfare data collection and evidence.

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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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Explore how research, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement efforts help strengthen practice and increase effectiveness in child welfare.