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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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Use this tool with your prevention planning team to prepare for and tackle the adaptive challenges that many states face as they develop and implement prevention plans. 

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Use this crosswalk to start thinking concretely about prevention planning as a change and implementation process. 

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This manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and strategies for casework supervision, training, and support.

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Find information about the national citizen review panel (CRP) community, including federal and state updates, webinars, and more.

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Find the eligibility requirements of the Children’s Justice Act grant and the roles and responsibilities of grantees.

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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Explore information and get guidance about sex trafficking and identification of sex trafficking victims.

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Explore models and approaches for targeting safety outcomes.

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Learn about State Liaison Officers are, who they are, their roles, responsibilities, and resources.

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Explore sex trafficking prevention best practices for implementing provisions of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).

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Read about the value of collaboration as the key to prevention, safety, and long-term stability for children and families.

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Engage staff and partners with activities in this guide to start a dialogue and create a vision for a more prevention-focused child welfare system.

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The infographic provides a visual reference for the cultural shift needed to protect children through strengthening families.

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Helps child welfare leaders identify what they can do to advance their prevention vision and shows what they will see as that vision takes root.