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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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Learn about Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative's evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process.

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This publication looks at buzzwords in the context of words or phrases commonly used in child welfare reporting and documentation that can be subjective or carry negative connotations, and offers strategies to minimize their negative impact.

Video

Buzzwords: Moving to Behavioral Descriptors doodle video is a short, animated video that follows a child involved in a child welfare investigation. The video describes what buzzwords are and illustrates the impact they can have on children and families. It also demonstrates how to recognize buzzwords and offers strategies for transforming buzzwords into objective, behavior-based descriptors.

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Learn about the Collaborative and the work it does with agencies, Tribes, and courts to build capacity.

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Understand the principles underlying service provisioning for the Collaborative, in addition to goals, audiences, objectives, and examples.

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Learn about the identified five dimensions of capacity, browse examples of each, and find out why each dimension is important to an organization.

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This tool is a role-playing activity, designed to help child welfare workers and supervisors become more familiar with the process of recognizing and translating buzzwords into descriptive language.

Podcast

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.