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Explore the supportive relationship between a youth and her attorney.

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Reveals how advocating for youth makes a difference in system change and in the advocates’ own lives. The Director of Policy and Advocacy at NMCAN and a youth advocate talk about their shared experience in testifying as expert witnesses for state legislative committees and how it created a strong bond between them.

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Explore how child welfare leaders, managers, and supervisors can motivate their staff to use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how frontline child welfare professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how legal and judicial professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

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Learn how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can use data to better understand problems and their causes.

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Watch the Change and Implementation in Practice: Overview video to learn how key steps, tasks, and concepts fit together to support your agency’s change initiatives. 

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Highlights the advocacy work of state and regional youth leadership councils. Two paid regional and state youth specialists and the Texas Director for Transitional Living Services describe how including youth voice by providing them a “seat at the table” at the state capital enhances the child welfare system. All three discuss the rewards and personal impact of their work.

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Explore strategies for developing a comprehensive community prevention framework across all levels of prevention.

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Explore foundational information to build shared understanding of child welfare data collection and evidence.

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Explore how research, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement efforts help strengthen practice and increase effectiveness in child welfare. 

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Explore the role of all staff as discerning consumers of evidence. Learn how data and information from children, youth, and families can be used to inform practice at every level of the organization. 

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Hear a tribal perspective on effectiveness in child welfare.

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Hear about effectiveness in child welfare from a legal representative’s perspective.