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This guide is designed to support administrative leaders in states and other jurisdictions in using data to assess and identify ways to improve their service array.

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Use this tool with your prevention planning team to prepare for and tackle the adaptive challenges that many states face as they develop and implement prevention plans. 

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

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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. 

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See how coordination can improve identification, reporting, and services for youth who are victims or at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking.

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Find information about using collaborative practices and models across human service systems to better serve families dealing with co-occurring issues.

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Gather your staff to watch the “Deciding What to Implement to Achieve Successful Change” webinar to learn about how a structured approach to selecting an effective intervention can help your agency evaluate solutions to identified problems or needs and achieve goals for change. Then, use this guide to facilitate discussions and lead your team to move learning into action.

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This workbook and this video series are part of a collection of resources designed to help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams select, adapt, or design an intervention to address an identified problem. Use this workbook to further your understanding of concepts and prepare to move learning into action with your team.

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Learn about applications that can make information gathering more efficient, increase useful data, and help you better understand those you serve.