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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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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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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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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of implementation planning and capacity building.

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This brief can help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams set a strong foundation for a new program, practice, or other intervention. The brief begins with background information and definitions and then describes a step-by-step process for developing a comprehensive implementation plan and identifying capacity building strategies.

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

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Learn about the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) families involved with the child welfare system and ways to help them.

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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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Explores the task of building the work plan activities to roll out the intervention and measure the quality of the implementation process, including any piloting or staging of the intervention.

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Examines the implementation planning task of revisiting the teaming and leadership structures to help agencies facilitate the change and implementation process.

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Provides information on the task of identifying communication and engagement activities described in the implementation work plan.

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Discusses the task of reviewing readiness assessment findings to plan for capacity building.

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Examines the tasks of consolidating and reviewing the implementation plan before completing and putting it in place.

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Explores the implementation planning task of developing strategies to build capacity for intervention implementation at a child welfare agency.