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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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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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Browse the themes and key takeaways from the How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options podcast series.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of implementation planning and capacity building.

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This brief can help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams set a strong foundation for a new program, practice, or other intervention. The brief begins with background information and definitions and then describes a step-by-step process for developing a comprehensive implementation plan and identifying capacity building strategies.

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Listen to a judge and a child welfare agency leader discuss the challenges, achievements, and strategies of the Tompkins County Family Treatment Court. This longstanding collaboration between the child welfare, substance use treatment, and judicial systems has been steadily growing its Family Treatment Court Team and improving outcomes for families since 2001.

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Listen to child welfare agency leaders in the District of Columbia, service providers, partners in community collaboratives, and sister agencies talk about how they coordinate service planning and delivery, are culturally responsive to the community, and provide seamless services to families.

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Listen to child welfare agency leaders in the District of Columbia talk about how they work with partners to use their different data lenses to understand the needs of families and to structure a set of services to best meet the full spectrum of needs. In Kentucky, child welfare agency leaders describe the process of finding the story behind the numbers to transform their system.

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In this introduction to the podcast series How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options, agency leaders talk about the changing culture of their organizations. Leaders from Kentucky discuss their Child Welfare Transformation initiative, three transformational goals, and culture of safety.

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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 develop strategies and sequence tasks to prepare the agency for implementation. Use this workbook to further your understanding of concepts and prepare to move learning into action with your team.

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Examines the task of building work plan activities to get the intervention ready before implementation begins.

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Provides an overview of essential functions for preparing for implementation, planning for capacity building, and developing an implementation plan. The video also considers how tasks work together to support change efforts.

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This guide and this recorded webinar are part of a collection of resources designed to help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams develop strategies and sequence tasks to prepare the agency for implementation. Gather your staff to watch the webinar, “Preparing Your Team for Success: Strategies for Implementation Planning,” to learn how to engage stakeholders and team members in planning and preparing to implement an intervention. Then, use this guide to facilitate discussions and lead your team to move learning into action.