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Use this crosswalk to start thinking concretely about prevention planning as a change and implementation process. 


Meet the series cohosts as they talk about sharing lived expertise and power with child welfare agency leaders and staff.


Hear about the experiences of sharing power between a child welfare agency leader in Nevada and a young adult with lived expertise.


Hear how sharing power begins with building trusting relationships.


Hear a father and an agency administrator talk about what needs to be in place to make family engagement easier.


Find out where evidence-based programs and services are being implemented to prevent children from entering foster care.


Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.


Learn about the Indiana Department of Child Services’ upstream prevention approach to training and development, expanding the service array, and collaborating with system partners and providers in this recorded webinar.


Engage staff and partners with activities in this guide to start a dialogue and create a vision for a more prevention-focused child welfare system.


Hear practical advice about transforming partnerships from the team implementing a holistic prevention program in North Carolina in this short podcast.


Listen to an attorney and a parent ally, both partners with Washington State’s child welfare system, explain how parent partner programs are essential to prevention services.


Learn how the Children’s Home Society of Washington’s Parents for Parents program aligns with Family First Prevention Plan goals in this recorded webinar.