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Explore how frontline child welfare professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how child welfare leaders, managers, and supervisors can motivate their staff to use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Learn about the importance of successful collaboration and engagement for implementing prevention-focused systems.

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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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Explore strategies for developing a comprehensive community prevention framework across all levels of prevention.

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Explore the process of transitioning to a prevention-focused child welfare system from several perspectives, including those of a mother and son with lived experience and leaders who set the tone and direction for putting families at the center of child welfare work.

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Gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of effective collaboration and how to avoid pitfalls when implementing partnerships for primary prevention.

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Explore the role of all staff as discerning consumers of evidence. Learn how data and information from children, youth, and families can be used to inform practice at every level of the organization. 

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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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The kinship caregivers featured in the video series speak candidly about the challenges they face, the support they need, and the rewards that motivate them to continue. Use this video series and discussion guide to create a more supportive environment and develop an agency culture that responds to caregivers’ needs.

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The kinship caregivers featured in the video series speak candidly about the challenges they face, the support they need, and the rewards that motivate them to continue. Use this video series and discussion guide to create a more supportive environment and develop an agency culture that responds to caregivers’ needs.

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The kinship caregivers featured in the video series speak candidly about the challenges they face, the support they need, and the rewards that motivate them to continue. Use this video series and discussion guide to create a more supportive environment and develop an agency culture that responds to caregivers’ needs.

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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.