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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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Browse the themes and key takeaways from the How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options podcast series.

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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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Use the template and instructions provided to develop parent partner program manuals.

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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.

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Use this brief to help your agency coordinate strategic and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting processes—such as the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)—with agency continuous quality improvement (CQI).

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Use this brief to explore actionable strategies for meaningful partner engagement in child welfare agency strategic planning, monitoring, and review processes.

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Discusses tips and strategies to effectively engage and sustain the involvement of families and youth at the agency level. Includes key tasks for authentic engagement, examples from the field and a tool of engagement with four primary ways to authentically engage youth and families.

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Explore sex trafficking prevention best practices for implementing provisions of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).

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Learn to prepare transgender children and youth for court and support them in the courtroom.