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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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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 guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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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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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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Use this series and infographic to explore working collaboratively to build a comprehensive system that meets the needs of families in their communities.

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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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Discusses new software and technologies used in child welfare

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Read recent research on child welfare workforce management, including recruitment and retention, professional development, and organizational culture.

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Learn to be more intentional about creating opportunities to relate to the staff and families you serve and to infuse more empathy into your agency.

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

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Use the four domain areas of the Parent Partner Program Navigator to learn the key components of designing and implementing successful parent partner programs.

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Explore part 4 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system to meets the needs of families in their communities.
 

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Use part 2 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system that meets the needs of families in their communities.

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Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals.

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Learn a research-informed framework for agencies to explore implementation of CQI systems across seven areas, including leadership support and modeling, staff and stakeholder engagement, communication, administrative structure, use of quality data, case record review process, and application of CQI findings.