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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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Find the eligibility requirements of the Children’s Justice Act grant and the roles and responsibilities of grantees.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 4 webinar, Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace. 

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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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See strategies and examples for partnering with faith-based communities and leaders on behalf of children and youth in foster care waiting to be adopted.

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Learn how leveraging NGO connections in the community can help child welfare systems be more flexible and adaptable in achieving program goals.

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Get ideas for working with community foundations, endowments, and charitable trusts to improve outcomes for children and youth.

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Explore strategies to help child welfare organizations create equity in the workplace. 

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Bruce and Brenda have been married for 33 years and have four daughters. From 2006 to 2009, they provided a kinship placement for their four grandchildren. In 2010, the couple adopted Bruce (now 18 years old), Tre’Nae (now 15 years old), Mason (now 13 years old), and Kiaunna (now 10 years old).

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This handout is part of the series, “Perspectives on Normalcy: Videos and Discussion Questions.” It is designed to facilitate discussion about the issues raised in the video, “Kinship Adoption: You Get a Call, ‘Do You Want These Kids?’”

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Hear about the challenges and experiences of an adoptive family and how they created belonging, healthy development, and normal experiences.

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Explore resources related to Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace video. 

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Learn about State Liaison Officers are, who they are, their roles, responsibilities, and resources.

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Explore the key components of engaging youth and families in individual permanency planning.

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Get an overview of the issues related to the physical and emotional safety of child welfare workers.