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Explore how independent verification and validation services for title IV-E agencies are used for child welfare information systems projects.

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This publication looks at buzzwords in the context of words or phrases commonly used in child welfare reporting and documentation that can be subjective or carry negative connotations, and offers strategies to minimize their negative impact.

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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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Learn about the identified five dimensions of capacity, browse examples of each, and find out why each dimension is important to an organization.

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

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Learn effective strategies to collect, analyze, and use data related to caseworker visits.

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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. 

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 3A webinar, Co-Creating Race Equity Tools: Practical Strategies for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement Efforts.