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The FELA resources listed on this guide can be used alone or together to help agencies build individual, team, and agency capacity to engage and collaborate with families.

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Browse the themes and key takeaways from the How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options podcast series.

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Discover strategies for co-creating and sharing power with youth and families in child welfare.

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Access strategies to better understand and implement the family engagement requirements of the FFPSA.

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Learn about the values of cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural safety, and how to implement them at a child welfare agency.  

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3 webinar, From Understanding to Action: Shifting Power Dynamics to Advance Race Equity. 

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3A webinar, Co-Creating Race Equity Tools: Practical Strategies for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement Efforts.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2021 Session 3A, Co-Creating Equitable Child Welfare Policies and Practice.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3B webinar, Culturally Responsive Engagement and Partnership.

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Learn about quality contacts, why they are important, and how an agency can successfully implement them.

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Watch this video to learn how community-based partnerships strengthen families and see what jurisdictions are doing to build lines of collaboration and trust.

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Find family engagement strategies for survivors, children, and perpetrators of domestic violence.

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Explore strategies for engaging and empowering fathers of color in child welfare. 

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Learn how to effectively present data in digestible and actionable ways that lead to real change.

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Hear about strategies for authentically partnering with youth, young adults, Tribes, families, and communities of color to inform and improve child welfare research, practice, and policy.