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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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​Learn from people with lived experience about the impact of kinship care on children in the child welfare system.

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See strategies and examples for partnering with faith-based communities and leaders on behalf of children and youth in foster care waiting to be adopted.

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Learn how leveraging NGO connections in the community can help child welfare systems be more flexible and adaptable in achieving program goals.

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Get ideas for working with community foundations, endowments, and charitable trusts to improve outcomes for children and youth.

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

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Explore the key components of engaging youth and families in individual permanency planning.

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

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Support agency staff in the authentic engagement of youth and families in individual permanency planning processes.

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The journeys of children, youth, and families in child welfare are seldom a straight line. Typically, there are highs and lows and winding paths in between

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Get a detailed overview of unregulated transfers of custody, covering risk of harm, screening, ICPC violations, and more.