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Buzzwords: Moving to Behavioral Descriptors doodle video is a short, animated video that follows a child involved in a child welfare investigation. The video describes what buzzwords are and illustrates the impact they can have on children and families. It also demonstrates how to recognize buzzwords and offers strategies for transforming buzzwords into objective, behavior-based descriptors.

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This video introduces and conveys the impact of simulation training.

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This video builds awareness of what the court sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video builds awareness of what the medical sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video describes the debriefing process and explain how it is integral to simulation training.

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This video builds awareness of how realistic environments contribute to learning.

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This video shows the experience of trainees engaging with the family actors in a safe space.

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This video builds an understanding of key considerations for developing and scaling up a simulation training effort and how to overcome common challenges.

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This video develops an understanding of key considerations for sustaining and continuously improving a simulation training effort and how to overcome common challenges.

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This video increases familiarity with the benefits of simulation, including how simulation can strengthen worker skills and improve worker confidence and readiness for practice.