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Read the guide to learn more about this resource and how it can help agencies assess their capacity for implementing, planning, putting in place, and sustaining successful parent partner programs.

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Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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Adapt proven strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and that support collaborative development of an effective service array.

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Adapt strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and climate to support partnering with families after conducting an assessment.

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Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

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This publication looks at buzzwords in the context of words or phrases commonly used in child welfare reporting and documentation that can be subjective or carry negative connotations, and offers strategies to minimize their negative impact.

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See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

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

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

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This tool is a role-playing activity, designed to help child welfare workers and supervisors become more familiar with the process of recognizing and translating buzzwords into descriptive language.

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Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

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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).