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Learn the definition and find information about normalcy and the reasonable and prudent parent standard in the PL 113-183.

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Read about the services available under two federal programs and how to use them to improve outcomes for pregnant or parenting youth in out-of-home care.

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See statistics on increased risks for LGBTQ youth and learn how child welfare systems can use healthy approaches when working with LGBTQ children and youth.

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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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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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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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Understand the role of coaching in supporting workers, including coaching functions, effectiveness, models, and strategies.

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Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

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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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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Examine new software and technology innovations, which provide better, more integrated services and cut costs for states and jurisdictions.

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Examine a five-step framework that helps organizations promote youth engagement in normalcy conversations about the youth’s own care.

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Learn to facilitate a normalcy conversation and to promote normal and developmentally appropriate experiences for youth in foster care.

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Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.