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Explore the supportive relationship between a youth and her attorney.

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Reveals how advocating for youth makes a difference in system change and in the advocates’ own lives. The Director of Policy and Advocacy at NMCAN and a youth advocate talk about their shared experience in testifying as expert witnesses for state legislative committees and how it created a strong bond between them.

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Explores the task of assessing the results of the pilot, reviewing progress, and making adjustments before large-scale implementation of an intervention.

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Examines tasks of building capacity to implement the intervention in new locations or with new populations in a sustainable way and scaling up the intervention.

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Presents how to conduct pilot testing for a new intervention.

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Presents how teams can conduct usability testing, analyze results, and make adjustments to intervention implementation plans.

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Explores the planning task of creating a usability testing plan to try critical intervention components and implementation procedures to see how they work.

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Use this discussion guide with the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020 videos to access a description of each topic, individual reflection questions to facilitate personal, on-demand learning, and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners

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The Center’s virtual Exhibit Hall booth features several products that focus on workforce development, including a variety of publications, videos, and learning experiences to help agencies foster healthy and supportive environments for child welfare professionals.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 1, Becoming a Prevention-Focused System: Conversation with National Experts.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 2, Family Engagement: A Collaborative Process for Systems Change.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 3, Going Behind the Scenes: Effective Partnerships for Primary Prevention.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 4, Developing and Measuring the Success of a Comprehensive Prevention Framework.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 5, Building Prevention-Centered Systems: Key Leadership, Workforce, and Community Roles.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 6, What is Urgent? Taking the First Steps Toward Change.