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Identifies multiple approaches and the five essential functions to developing a theory of change as well as the characteristics of a sound theory of change, common mistakes to avoid in the development process, and strategies to prevent them. 


Get practical information about supporting coordinated strategic and long-term planning.


See how staff can boost their knowledge and skills for engaging families, community providers, and others.


Summarizes the process of choosing an intervention for a child welfare change and implementation process. This webinar provides an overview of how an agency might facilitate the process of researching and comparing potential solutions, designing a new intervention, or adapting an existing intervention to suit agency conditions and includes stories from the field on what choosing an intervention looks like in practice.


Explore how child welfare agencies, legal and judicial stakeholders, prevention partners, and communities can work together to build prevention-focused systems, starting with jurisdictions' 2020–24 Child and Family Services Plans (CFSPs).