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The FELA resources listed on this guide can be used alone or together to help agencies build individual, team, and agency capacity to engage and collaborate with families.

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Learn the definition and find information about normalcy and the reasonable and prudent parent standard in the PL 113-183.

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See statistics on increased risks for LGBTQ youth and learn how child welfare systems can use healthy approaches when working with LGBTQ children and youth.

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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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Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

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Find information about using collaborative practices and models across human service systems to better serve families dealing with co-occurring issues.

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Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

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Use the template and instructions provided to develop parent partner program manuals.

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Learn to prepare transgender children and youth for court and support them in the courtroom.

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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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Adapt  policies and practices to meet the growing needs of LGBTQ children, youth, 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.