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Use the “Child and Family Services Review Data Profile Quick Reference” to help you better understand your state’s performance on statewide data indicators related to the safety and permanency of children served by the child welfare system.

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Learn about the CFSR indicator, permanency in 12 months for children in care 12 to 23 months, which measures timely, safe, and permanent reunification.

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Learn about the CFSR indicator, permanency in 12 months for children in care 24 months or more, a measures of longer-term permanency success.

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Learn how the reentry to foster care information CFSR indicator is  used to measure an agency’s success in reunification and other permanency goals.

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Learn about the placement stability CFSR indicator, which measures stability after an agency removes children from their home for foster care.

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Get the information you need to understand, and confidently explain CFSR data indicators to a variety of audiences.

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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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Develop a better understanding of customized congregate care and learn about implementing the FFPSA provisions in congregate care QRTP assessment.

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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

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Learn to use the CFSR Round 3 SPSS syntax to calculate observed performance for a state on all or selected statewide data indicators.

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Brush up on the CFSR Round 3 SPSS syntax to calculate observed performance on statewide data indicators. 

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Use the four domain areas of the Parent Partner Program Navigator to learn the key components of designing and implementing successful parent partner programs.