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Learn about Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative's evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process.

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Learn about the Collaborative and the work it does with agencies, Tribes, and courts to build capacity.

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Understand the principles underlying service provisioning for the Collaborative, in addition to goals, audiences, objectives, and examples.

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Learn about the identified five dimensions of capacity, browse examples of each, and find out why each dimension is important to an organization.

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Discusses new software and technologies used in child welfare

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Listen to a youth support partner tell her story of living in kinship care with her grandmother and being reunified with her mother. She discusses the difficulties during her time in care and the system support that might have helped to promote a better relationship with her mother. As a mentor, she helps youth heal from trauma and use their voice in positive ways.

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Understand available technologies and best practices for holding virtual meetings.

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Learn how child welfare agencies can transfer select operations online and out of a central worksite.

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Recorded webinar of youth with lived expertise and child and family serving agency leaders discussing strategies to support meaningful youth engagement and integrating family and youth voices at individual, practice, and system levels.

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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.