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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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Adapt proven strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and that support collaborative development of an effective service array.

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Adapt strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and climate to support partnering with families after conducting an assessment.

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Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

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Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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Learn about Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative's evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process.

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This publication looks at buzzwords in the context of words or phrases commonly used in child welfare reporting and documentation that can be subjective or carry negative connotations, and offers strategies to minimize their negative impact.

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Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

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See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of selecting, adapting, or designing an intervention.

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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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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of developing a theory of change.

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Learn about theory of change and why it is critical to implementing effective changes to improve outcomes. 

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Learn to select, design, or adapt an intervention to address an identified problem.

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Learn how implementation teams can assess readiness for change and implementation and support related planning.

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Use this crosswalk to start thinking concretely about prevention planning as a change and implementation process.