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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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Read the guide to learn more about this resource and how it can help agencies assess their capacity for implementing, planning, putting in place, and sustaining successful parent partner programs.

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

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

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

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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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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 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 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

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Read recent research on child welfare workforce management, including recruitment and retention, professional development, and organizational culture.

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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.