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The videos and activities in this guide can be a vehicle to build mutual understanding and spark change across the child welfare system. Training managers can integrate the content into training for child welfare workers or for cross-system training of court and child welfare personnel.

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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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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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See the impact of a family court's approach to supporting families.

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Explore strategies for building an an organizational culture that promotes collaboration to improve service array.

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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.