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The Center for States designs products, services, and learning experiences to increase understanding and awareness, and build knowledge and skills. The Center focuses its attention on developing products and resources on several core organizational and practice topics.

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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

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Explores how to design, integrate, and implement financial capability services into existing programs targeted at youth who are transitioning out of foster care to help them manage their financial resources and avoid chronic financial instability. 

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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 normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care in the context of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183).

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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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Use this discussion guide with the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020 videos to access a description of each topic, individual reflection questions to facilitate personal, on-demand learning, and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners

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The Center’s virtual Exhibit Hall booth features several products that focus on workforce development, including a variety of publications, videos, and learning experiences to help agencies foster healthy and supportive environments for child welfare professionals.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 1, Becoming a Prevention-Focused System: Conversation with National Experts.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 2, Family Engagement: A Collaborative Process for Systems Change.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 3, Going Behind the Scenes: Effective Partnerships for Primary Prevention.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 4, Developing and Measuring the Success of a Comprehensive Prevention Framework.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 5, Building Prevention-Centered Systems: Key Leadership, Workforce, and Community Roles.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 6, What is Urgent? Taking the First Steps Toward Change.

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Explore the need for involving multiple voices in developing and implementing prevention plans, as well as the important role courts play in prevention

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Explore the process of transitioning to a prevention-focused child welfare system from several perspectives, including that of a mother and son with lived experience and leaders who set the tone and direction for putting families at the center of child welfare work.