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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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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

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Explore how legal and judicial professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how child welfare leaders, managers, and supervisors can motivate their staff to use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how frontline child welfare professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how child welfare professionals and organizations can build capacity for implementing the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for children and youth in foster care. 

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Shares Stephen’s story about being a community-based provider and policymaker in Florida, the need for laws that empower caregiver decision-making, creating Florida’s reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), and the effect RPPS and normalcy laws can have on foster care.

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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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Learn about normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care in the context of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183).

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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

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Use this discussion guide with the Effectiveness in Child Welfare: Our Role in Improving the Lives of Children and Families videos to access a description of each topic, individual and group reflection questions to facilitate on-demand learning, considerations for use with partners, and an action-planning tool for teams to bring knowledge into action. 

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Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in Agencies and Tribes

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Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in the Legal Community Legal Presentation

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This session is designed to explore strategies for creating an organizational culture that values feedback and incentivizes learning from data and evidence. The session highlights the importance of including the perspectives of the workforce and children, youth, and families, all of whom have an important stake in evaluation and continuous quality improvement.