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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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Webinar

Explore how child welfare professionals and organizations can build capacity for implementing the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for children and youth in foster care. 

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.
Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

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.

Podcast

This podcast, 'Supporting Kinship Caregivers Part 1', is the first of a two-part series showcasing successful examples of kinship navigator programs connecting kinship families with available services.

Podcast

Listen to members of the Iowa Department of Human Services, along with Children & Families of Iowa, who helped institute and expand the State's parent partner program.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Provides an overview of the Family Empowerment and Leadership Academy (FELA), a learning experience designed to assist States in building their system capacity to involve family leaders at all levels of agency child welfare administration and practice.

Podcast

This episode features the lessons learned and experiences gained through the YMCA Families United Family Group Conferencing Program, a recipient of a 2015 Children's Bureau grant within the Building the Evidence for Family Group Decision-Making in Child Welfare discretionary grant cluster.

Webinar

Learn about the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) families involved with the child welfare system and ways to help them.

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Discover how parent partner programs support family reunification by guiding and motivating parents into constructive interactions with the child welfare system and courts.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Webinar

Pair this recorded webinar with the discussion guide to learn caregiver and birth parent partnerships and trauma-informed visitation. 

Webinar

Learn how to support state planning and implementation of the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), which is required by the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183), to help children and youth in foster care experience normal childhood and adolescent activities. 

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Introduces child welfare professionals and family leaders to the Parent Partner Program Navigator, a web-based, interactive tool designed to assist child welfare staff and parent partner leaders in designing and implementing parent partner programs.

Webinar

Explore the benefits of reunification and post-reunification supports and how these strategies help prevent reentry into foster care.