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Explore successful cross-system collaboration across three phases of child welfare interactions with families experiencing co-occurring issues—front-end investigation, case planning/service provision, and case resolution. 

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Explore strategies to engage individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more. 

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Explore the need for involving multiple voices in developing and implementing prevention plans, as well as the important role courts play in prevention.

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Explore how frontline child welfare professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how legal and judicial professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Learn strategies for accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

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Learn about the importance of successful collaboration and engagement for implementing prevention-focused systems.

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Learn how to engage young people and families with lived expertise in the CFSR process at a child welfare agency. 

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Learn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau is taking to advance racial equity in child welfare. 

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Discover strategies for co-creating and sharing power with youth and families in child welfare.

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Explore ways that jurisdictions can integrate strategies to promote equity in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation efforts. 

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Explore the use of coaching within the context of child welfare supervision and casework practice to improve staff confidence and performance to achieve agency goals related to safety, permanency, and well-being.  

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Explore different approaches to assess and address workforce needs.​ 

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Learn about the values of cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural safety, and how to implement them at a child welfare agency.