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

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of developing a theory of change.

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Learn about theory of change and why it is critical to implementing effective changes to improve outcomes. 

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Learn effective strategies to collect, analyze, and use data related to caseworker visits.

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Learn about quality contacts, why they are important, and how an agency can successfully implement them.

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Learn to facilitate a normalcy conversation and to promote normal and developmentally appropriate experiences for youth in foster care.

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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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Use the integrated Theory of Change video workbook to record your questions and ideas for changing practice, which you can then use to apply the theory of change development process at your agency.

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Theory of Change discussion and activity guide  to support knowledge and skill development for individuals and teams and facilitate team discussion and targeted action planning.