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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

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Learn about negotiating boundaries, communication, support, and normalcy from a young person formally in foster care and her adoptive parents.

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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for an audience of agency and tribal frontline staff. 

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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for an audience of legal and judicial professionals. 

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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for an audience of leaders, managers, and supervisors who need to understand how to motivate staff to develop a hunger for data. 

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Presents technologies that are used in simulations and a variety of settings in which simulations can be used effectively.

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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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Shares Stephen’s story about being a community-based provider and policymaker in Florida, the need for laws that empower caregiver decision-making, creating Florida’s reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), and the effect RPPS and normalcy laws can have on foster care.

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Learn how to create a culturally inclusive environment by developing a welcoming, culturally sensitive, supportive, and affirming agency for all people.

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This video introduces and conveys the impact of simulation training.

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Learn how to effectively present data in digestible and actionable ways that lead to real change.

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Explores the role of all staff as important and discerning consumers of evidence and discusses 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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Describes how research, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement efforts help strengthen practice and increase effectiveness in child welfare.

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Provides an agency leadership perspective on effectiveness in child welfare as presented in the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019.

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Provides a tribal perspective on effectiveness in child welfare as presented in the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019.