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Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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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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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

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

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Understand the role of coaching in supporting workers, including coaching functions, effectiveness, models, and strategies.

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Build foundational knowledge about disaster planning, response, and recovery; see examples of real-life strategies from jurisdictions around the country; and begin the process of planning to effectively respond to any disaster. 

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Browse the “Leading Your Agency Through a Disaster” tip sheet to see how common elements of child welfare leadership can be adapted for effective disaster management and an example of action during each phase of disaster management.

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Use this discussion guide with the CWVE 2021 videos to access a description of each topic, individual reflection questions to facilitate personal, on-demand learning, and conversation starters and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners.  

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 1 webinar, Understanding the Past to Build a New Future: Advancing Racial Equity for Children, Youth, and Families.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2 webinar, Using Data and Evaluation to Advance Racial Equity in Child Welfare.

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​Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2A webinar, “We See It, We Know It, and Now We Must Do Something About It”: Working Together to Reduce Inequity.

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​Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2B webinar, Exploring the Use of Data to Tell Stories of Inequities.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2C webinar, Co-Creating Race Equity Tools: Practical Strategies for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement Efforts.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3 webinar, From Understanding to Action: Shifting Power Dynamics to Advance Race Equity.