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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

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Shares Stephen’s story about being a community-based provider and policymaker in Florida, the need for laws that empower caregiver decision-making, creating Florida’s reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), and the effect RPPS and normalcy laws can have on foster care.

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Examines the tasks of consolidating and reviewing the implementation plan before completing and putting it in place.

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Explores the implementation planning task of developing strategies to build capacity for intervention implementation at a child welfare agency.

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Focuses on planning for capacity building by exploring the task of developing strategies to strengthen motivation among child welfare staff and stakeholders for implementing an intervention.

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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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Presents information on the task of building the work plan activities to get the agency ready before implementation begins.

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Explores the planning tasks of outlining implementation plan elements, identifying sources, and considering the context of agency implementation planning.

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Explores the task of building the work plan activities to roll out the intervention and measure the quality of the implementation process, including any piloting or staging of the intervention.

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Examines the implementation planning task of revisiting the teaming and leadership structures to help agencies facilitate the change and implementation process.

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Provides information on the task of identifying communication and engagement activities described in the implementation work plan.

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Discusses the task of reviewing readiness assessment findings to plan for capacity building.

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Watch this recorded webinar to learn how other jurisdictions encourage kinship care placements and then discuss kinship support with your team.

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Bruce and Brenda have been married for 33 years and have four daughters. From 2006 to 2009, they provided a kinship placement for their four grandchildren. In 2010, the couple adopted Bruce (now 18 years old), Tre’Nae (now 15 years old), Mason (now 13 years old), and Kiaunna (now 10 years old).