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


Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.


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


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


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


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. 


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Meet the series cohosts as they talk about sharing lived expertise and power with child welfare agency leaders and staff.


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