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

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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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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of developing a theory of change.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of selecting, adapting, or designing an intervention.

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For a summary of the key takeaways and steps of assessing readiness as part of a change and implementation process.

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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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Learn to select, design, or adapt an intervention to address an identified problem.

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Explores the first task of how to gather information on the problem statement, root cause(s), and target population and provides examples of how to apply strategies.

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Explores how the factors of motivation, general capacity, and intervention-specific capacity influence agency readiness for change. This video provides examples of and considerations for conducting readiness assessments.

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Presents the second task, identifying a long-term outcome, and provides examples of how to apply strategies. Identifying a long-term outcome that is specific, achievable, and understandable helps teams establish a goal that is focused, feasible, and clear.

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Presents factors that may impact plans to conduct an assessment, how teams can clearly communicate the need for the readiness assessment, and what teams need to consider before conducting an assessment.

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Learn about theory of change and why it is critical to implementing effective changes to improve outcomes.