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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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Learn the importance of effective, ongoing collaboration between child welfare agencies and community-based partners.

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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Explore information and get guidance about sex trafficking and identification of sex trafficking victims.

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Examine the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program's purpose, objectives, history, funding, and requirements.

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Learn how supervisors and program managers can assist child welfare caseworkers in conducting quality visits with parents.

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Explore tips and strategies to effectively engage and sustain the involvement of families and youth at the agency level. 

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Explore sex trafficking prevention best practices for implementing provisions of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).

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Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals.