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Explores the task of assessing the results of the pilot, reviewing progress, and making adjustments before large-scale implementation of an intervention.

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Examines tasks of building capacity to implement the intervention in new locations or with new populations in a sustainable way and scaling up the intervention.

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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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Watch the Change and Implementation in Practice: Overview video to learn how key steps, tasks, and concepts fit together to support your agency’s change initiatives. 

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Presents how to conduct pilot testing for a new intervention.

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Presents how teams can conduct usability testing, analyze results, and make adjustments to intervention implementation plans.

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Explores the planning task of creating a usability testing plan to try critical intervention components and implementation procedures to see how they work.

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

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Examines how teams can determine an approach and develop a plan for pilot testing.

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Consider ways to be intentional about advancing race equity while implementing new child welfare programs and practices. This publication includes questions for teams to consider throughout change and implementation processes—from the earliest stages of exploring a problem to identifying solutions to ensuring sustainable implementation.

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Describes how teams plan and develop strategies to identify and recruit pilot testing sites.

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Describes the tasks of identifying sites and sequencing to have a plan for where to implement the intervention and how expansion of it should occur.

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Learn to use the CFSR Round 3 SPSS syntax to calculate observed performance for a state on all or selected statewide data indicators.

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Provides an overview of essential functions for conducting usability testing where needed, determining the need for piloting a new program or intervention, and planning to stage and scale up implementation of a new program or intervention.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator maltreatment in foster care.