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

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

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This video introduces and conveys the impact of simulation training.

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This workbook and this video series are part of a collection of resources designed to help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams select, adapt, or design an intervention to address an identified problem. Use this workbook to further your understanding of concepts and prepare to move learning into action with your team.

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Gather your staff to watch the “Deciding What to Implement to Achieve Successful Change” webinar to learn about how a structured approach to selecting an effective intervention can help your agency evaluate solutions to identified problems or needs and achieve goals for change. Then, use this guide to facilitate discussions and lead your team to move learning into action.

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Find out how simulation training is used in child welfare and learn the five key steps for developing and implementing a simulation programs.

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Explore the types of simulation training available, the benefits, costs, and other considerations, when setting up a simulation training program.

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Browse casework activities to use before, during, and after a caseworker visit with children, youth, and families.

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Learn how supervisors and program managers can assist child welfare caseworkers in conducting quality visits with parents.

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This video builds awareness of what the court sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video builds awareness of what the medical sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video describes the debriefing process and explain how it is integral to simulation training.

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This video builds awareness of how realistic environments contribute to learning.

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This video shows the experience of trainees engaging with the family actors in a safe space.

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This video builds an understanding of key considerations for developing and scaling up a simulation training effort and how to overcome common challenges.