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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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Discover how to examine and drill down into state data to build understanding of what’s happening in your child welfare system.

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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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Explore strategies to engage individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more. 

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Learn strategies for accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

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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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Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

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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 how to engage young people and families with lived expertise in the CFSR process at a child welfare agency. 

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

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Explore ways that jurisdictions can integrate strategies to promote equity in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation efforts. 

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

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Get guidance for completing the CQI self-assessment instrument, see suggested sources for local assessment data, and learn to rate assessment results.

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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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The Center for States’ 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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CWVE 2019 Closing Session Presentation Maximizing Our Collective Impact