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Read the guide to learn more about this resource and how it can help agencies assess their capacity for implementing, planning, putting in place, and sustaining successful parent partner programs.

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Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

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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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This useful matrix and tool can help agency disaster planning teams respond to common disaster impacts and plan for them going forward.

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

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Brush up on the CFSR Round 3 SPSS syntax to calculate observed performance on statewide data indicators. 

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children entering care.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children in care 12 to 23 months.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children in care 24 months or more.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator placement stability.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator recurrence of maltreatment.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator reentry to foster care.

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Use this brief to help your agency coordinate strategic and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting processes—such as the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)—with agency continuous quality improvement (CQI).