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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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See statistics on increased risks for LGBTQ youth and learn how child welfare systems can use healthy approaches when working with LGBTQ children and youth.

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

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Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

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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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Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

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

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Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

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Adapt  policies and practices to meet the growing needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families. 

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Addressed developmentally appropriate services for youth in foster care and identified best practices for Federal support of States and territories in implementing provisions of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).