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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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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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Assists readers in exploring the Youth Welfare approach to service provision in the area of health care.

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

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Learn solid strategies for understanding and implementing the trauma-informed care provisions of the FFPSA.

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Develop a better understanding of customized congregate care and learn about implementing the FFPSA provisions in congregate care QRTP assessment.

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Learn about the Youth Welfare approach, which outlines how agencies can shift from a child-focused system to a youth-focused system.

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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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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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Suggests examples of service provision for youth in foster care in the area of financial literacy and describes how those services can be improved using a “Good-Better-Best” continuum approach.

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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.