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For a summary of the key takeaways and steps of assessing readiness as part of a change and implementation process.

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Explore how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can understand and assess readiness.

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Learn how implementation teams can assess readiness for change and implementation and support related planning.

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Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

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Examine a five-step framework that helps organizations promote youth engagement in normalcy conversations about the youth’s own care.

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

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This workbook is designed to support knowledge and skill development as you listen, reflect, and discuss what you have learned throughout the process.

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As you watch the videos to record your questions and ideas, which you can then apply to assessing readiness for a change initiative at your agency.

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Addressed developmentally appropriate services for youth in foster care and identified best practices for Federal support of States and territories in implementing provisions of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).

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Explore the four thematic pillars necessary for organizational capacity that supports engagement with young people currently and formerly in foster care.

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Learn the characteristics and results that describe the right people to engage youth and get guidance for recruiting, hiring, and retaining these employees.

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Learn how to build capacity in each of four component areas to promote a culture and climate that encourages youth engagement at all levels of an organization.

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Learn about adolescent brain development, trauma-responsive care, and the importance of normalcy.