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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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Read the guide to learn more about this resource and how it can help agencies assess their capacity for implementing, planning, putting in place, and sustaining successful parent partner programs.

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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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For a summary of the key takeaways and steps of assessing readiness as part of a change and implementation process.

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Explore how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can understand and assess readiness.

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

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Explore the types of simulation training available, the benefits, costs, and other considerations, when setting up a simulation training program.

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Explore this tip sheet to learn about child welfare agency and court responsibilities related to APPLA provisions and strategies to achieve permanency.

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This workbook is designed to support knowledge and skill development as you listen, reflect, and discuss what you have learned throughout the process.

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As you watch the videos to record your questions and ideas, which you can then apply to assessing readiness for a change initiative at your agency.

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This “Service Array Data Inventory Sample Worksheet” (Worksheet) is a companion tool to A Data-Driven Approach to Service Array Guide developed by the Capacity Building Center for States. To use the Worksheet, you can print it out and fill in the blank squares, or use the questions as a guide.