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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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Use the “Child and Family Services Review Data Profile Quick Reference” to help you better understand your state’s performance on statewide data indicators related to the safety and permanency of children served by the child welfare system.

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Learn about the placement stability CFSR indicator, which measures stability after an agency removes children from their home for foster care.

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Learn about the CFSR recurrence of maltreatment indicator, which measures whether an agency prevented subsequent maltreatment of a child.

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Get the information you need to understand, and confidently explain CFSR data indicators to a variety of audiences.

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Learn about the CFSR indicator, permanency in 12 months for children in care 12 to 23 months, which measures timely, safe, and permanent reunification.

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Learn about the CFSR indicator, permanency in 12 months for children in care 24 months or more, a measures of longer-term permanency success.

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Learn how the reentry to foster care information CFSR indicator is  used to measure an agency’s success in reunification and other permanency goals.

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Get information and data on the CFSR indicator for measuring how well an agency helps prevent abuse or neglect of children in the state’s foster care system.

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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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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 4 webinar, Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace. 

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