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The Center for States designs products, services, and learning experiences to increase understanding and awareness, and build knowledge and skills. The Center focuses its attention on developing products and resources on several core organizational and practice topics.

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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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Explores the task of assessing the results of the pilot, reviewing progress, and making adjustments before large-scale implementation of an intervention.

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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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Examines tasks of building capacity to implement the intervention in new locations or with new populations in a sustainable way and scaling up the intervention.

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Use the Child and Family Services Review Data Profile Quick Reference to help you better understand your state’s performance on statewide data indicators related to the safety and permanency of children served by the child welfare system.

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Explore ways that jurisdictions can integrate strategies to promote equity in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation efforts. 

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Presents how to conduct pilot testing for a new intervention.

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Presents how teams can conduct usability testing, analyze results, and make adjustments to intervention implementation plans.

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Get guidance for completing the CQI self-assessment instrument, see suggested sources for local assessment data, and learn to rate assessment results.

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Explores the planning task of creating a usability testing plan to try critical intervention components and implementation procedures to see how they work.

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The Center for States’ virtual Exhibit Hall booth features several products that focus on workforce development, including a variety of publications, videos, and learning experiences to help agencies foster healthy and supportive environments for child welfare professionals.

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CWVE 2019 Closing Session Presentation Maximizing Our Collective Impact

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Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in Agencies and Tribes

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Becoming a Workforce of Everyday Scientists: Frontline Staff in the Legal Community Legal Presentation

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This session is designed to explore strategies for creating an organizational culture that values feedback and incentivizes learning from data and evidence. The session highlights the importance of including the perspectives of the workforce and children, youth, and families, all of whom have an important stake in evaluation and continuous quality improvement.

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Explore resources from clearinghouse programs that propose to rate programs and services as promising and well-supported.