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Use this tool with your prevention planning team to prepare for and tackle the adaptive challenges that many states face as they develop and implement prevention plans. 

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

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Explore how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can understand and assess readiness.

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Learn how implementation teams can assess readiness for change and implementation and support related planning.

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

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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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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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Learn about quality contacts, why they are important, and how an agency can successfully implement them.

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Learn to facilitate a normalcy conversation and to promote normal and developmentally appropriate experiences for youth in foster care.

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Read recent research on child welfare workforce management, including recruitment and retention, professional development, and organizational culture.

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This workbook is designed to support knowledge and skill development as you listen, reflect, and discuss what you have learned throughout the process.

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As you watch the videos to record your questions and ideas, which you can then apply to assessing readiness for a change initiative at your agency.

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Use this brief to help your agency coordinate strategic and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting processes—such as the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)—with agency continuous quality improvement (CQI).