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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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Use this crosswalk to start thinking concretely about prevention planning as a change and implementation process. 

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Listen to child welfare agency leaders in the District of Columbia, service providers, partners in community collaboratives, and sister agencies talk about how they coordinate service planning and delivery, are culturally responsive to the community, and provide seamless services to families.

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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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Listen to child welfare agency leaders in the District of Columbia talk about how they work with partners to use their different data lenses to understand the needs of families and to structure a set of services to best meet the full spectrum of needs. In Kentucky, child welfare agency leaders describe the process of finding the story behind the numbers to transform their system.

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Explore the efforts agencies, community collaborative organizations, and others are making to bring families, youth, and communities to the table as they strive to improve the child welfare system in this podcast. 

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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.

Podcast

In this episode leaders from the District of Columbia child welfare agency and a community collaborative organization discuss their longstanding partnership. The commissioner for Kentucky's child welfare agency describes the agency’s strategic communication plan and considers the role of the agency as part of the larger child welfare system.

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

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Read about the value of collaboration as the key to prevention, safety, and long-term stability for children and families.

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Engage staff and partners with activities in this guide to start a dialogue and create a vision for a more prevention-focused child welfare system.

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Hear practical advice about transforming partnerships from the team implementing a holistic prevention program in North Carolina in this short podcast.

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The infographic provides a visual reference for the cultural shift needed to protect children through strengthening families.

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Listen to an attorney and a parent ally, both partners with Washington State’s child welfare system, explain how parent partner programs are essential to prevention services.

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Helps child welfare leaders identify what they can do to advance their prevention vision and shows what they will see as that vision takes root.