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Learn about Catherine’s journey recovering from trauma and addiction to be successfully reunified with her daughter.

Webinar

Watch this video to learn how community-based partnerships strengthen families and see what jurisdictions are doing to build lines of collaboration and trust.

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Learn about Dezzie’s experience bonding with her newborn while embracing parenting classes and other agency supports in her journey to be reunified with her daughter.

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Watch this video to learn more about state experiences building capacity for prevention.

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Watch this video to learn more about how states are selecting and implementing prevention programs.

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Watch this video to learn more about how a vision for prevention influences the development of a prevention plan.

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Watch this video to learn more about prevention planning advice and lessons learned from state child welfare leaders.

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Watch this video to learn more about state experiences communicating with partners about prevention. 

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Watch this video to learn more about how states are engaging people with lived experience in prevention planning. 

Webinar

Explore existing frameworks for protective capacities and protective factors and learn how to use them together for better prevention.

Infographic

Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

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Watch this short, animated video to examine how changing the language and messaging we use can support a shift to a more prevention-focused child welfare system.

Webinar

Explore tools and resources that can help states plan for family-strengthening activities aligned with the FFPSA and prevention-oriented collaboration strategies.

Webinar

Learn about the Indiana Department of Child Services’ upstream prevention approach to training and development, expanding the service array, and collaborating with system partners and providers in this recorded webinar.

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Learn about the relationships and partnerships that support developing a comprehensive prevention plan related to the Family First Prevention Services Act.