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This video tells the story of how a family court judge in Hancock County, Mississippi, works with families and stakeholders to support reunification through a trauma-informed, family-centered approach.

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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

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Learn about negotiating boundaries, communication, support, and normalcy from a young person formally in foster care and her adoptive parents.

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Discover how the Capacity Building Center for States is working in partnership with the Children’s Bureau to advance racial equity in child welfare.

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Explore the supportive relationship between a youth and her attorney.

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Highlights the role agency resources and family support can play in helping kinship families face challenges. This video discusses an aunt's decision to become a full-time caregiver for her niece and her niece's daughter, and the importance home visits played in the transition.

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Learn how Anntesha’s experience as a child living with her grandparents and later in foster care influenced her to become a relative caregiver to her niece and nephew and work as a kinship navigator. 

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Reveals how advocating for youth makes a difference in system change and in the advocates’ own lives. The Director of Policy and Advocacy at NMCAN and a youth advocate talk about their shared experience in testifying as expert witnesses for state legislative committees and how it created a strong bond between them.

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

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Explore how child welfare leaders, managers, and supervisors can motivate their staff to use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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

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This video highlights the story of a therapeutic foster care social worker in North Carolina and how her own experience in kinship care helps her connect with kinship caregivers and engage families.

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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.