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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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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 selecting, adapting, or designing an intervention.

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

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

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

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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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Learn effective strategies to collect, analyze, and use data related to caseworker visits.

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This useful matrix and tool can help agency disaster planning teams respond to common disaster impacts and plan for them going forward.

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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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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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The closing plenary provides an opportunity for conference attendees to consider their own roles in building effectiveness in child welfare and how everyone can play a part in positively impacting outcomes by using data and evaluation, applying what they have learned, and valuing a variety of voices and types of evidence in the process.

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This session explores how individual child welfare staff can innovate through small-scale altering and testing in the context of their everyday work instead of waiting for an evidence-based practice to be developed, tried, and tested.

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