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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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Learn how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can use data to better understand problems and their causes.

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Find the eligibility requirements of the Children’s Justice Act grant and the roles and responsibilities of grantees.

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Record questions and ideas while you watch the Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging videos. You can then use these ideas to facilitate a discussion about the process of testing, piloting, and/or staging an intervention to catch any potential problems in advance.

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Learn about applications that can make information gathering more efficient, increase useful data, and help you better understand those you serve. 

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Discusses new software and technologies used in child welfare.

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Read recent research on child welfare workforce management, including recruitment and retention, professional development, and organizational culture.

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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 work with evaluators and data analysts to monitor and evaluate the implementation and impact of a program or other intervention and apply findings over the course of the change and implementation process. Use this workbook to further your understanding of concepts and prepare to move learning into action with your team.

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Support skill development for individuals and teams and facilitate team discussion and targeted action planning.

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Learn about State Liaison Officers are, who they are, their roles, responsibilities, and resources.

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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).

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Use this brief to explore actionable strategies for meaningful partner engagement in child welfare agency strategic planning, monitoring, and review processes.

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Discusses tips and strategies to effectively engage and sustain the involvement of families and youth at the agency level. Includes key tasks for authentic engagement, examples from the field and a tool of engagement with four primary ways to authentically engage youth and families.

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Learn to develop data-driven action plans based on the CQI Self-Assessment Instrument findings and any prior assessments.