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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

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

On September 1–3, 2015, the Administration for Children and Families and the Children’s Bureau hosted the 17th Annual Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects Meeting for representatives from title IV-E agencies that have waivers, as well as those operating a traditional IV-E program.

Webinar

Summarizes the process of creating teams and teaming structures for a child welfare change and implementation process. This webinar includes an example of how an agency might facilitate the process of teaming to accomplish change, as well as stories from the field on what teaming looks like in practice.

Webinar

Discover the key components of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training Academy.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Explore key components of the CQI Training Academy. This webinar provides a basic understanding of the Academy and describes various ways it can be integrated into a State’s current training schedule and catalogue. Information is presented by Dawn Schoonhoven, a Center for States CQI consultant.

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Watch this video to learn how community-based partnerships strengthen families and see what jurisdictions are doing to build lines of collaboration and trust.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Watch and discuss what you hear from firsthand accounts of resource parents sharing the impact of support and collaborative partnerships when working with children, youth, and their families. Agencies can use the videos and discussion guide to explore the impact of agency staff, peer, family, and community support structures on resource parents. 

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Provides an overview of the Center's continuous quality improvement (CQI) capacity building resources and demonstrates how participants can access learning opportunities. Participants explore the components of Focused CQI Services, which is a selection of resources and tools intended to help States and territories design, implement, and sustain a comprehensive, complex, and multifaceted CQI system, including the CQI Self-Assessment Instrument and the customizable CQI training curriculum. Presenters include Melissa Correia, the Center's data lead; Joan Nelson-Phillips, a senior associate with the Center for the Support of Families; and Christeen Borsheim, a Consultant with the Center.

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Explore the Center’s Focused Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Services training curriculum and learn more about how it can be used to support a team’s CQI goals.

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Explores the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors Framework, which is designed to support agencies in their efforts to help youth achieve healthy development and well-being as well as reduce the impact of negative life experiences, including toxic stress and trauma.

Infographic

Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

Webinar

Summarizes the process of how to use testing and piloting of a new intervention to identify possible roadblocks, make needed adjustments before large-scale implementation, and plan staging to target resources strategically and learn from earlier results. The intervention testing, piloting, and staging webinar provides an overview of how an agency might use a structured approach to conduct a “trial run” and roll out an intervention effectively, and includes stories from the field on what testing, piloting, and scaling up an intervention looks like in practice.

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Explore how child welfare agencies, legal and judicial stakeholders, prevention partners, and communities can work together to build prevention-focused systems, starting with jurisdictions' 2020–24 Child and Family Services Plans (CFSPs). 

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Explores the application of implementation science principles to decisions about staging and scaling new programs and practices that have not been implemented statewide. This webinar examines the elements needed to scale effectively, and representatives from various States provide insights from their experiences with staged implementation approaches. Presenters include Susan Maciolek and Cathy Fisher, Center for States Waiver Organizational Consultants; Jennifer Williams, Director of In Home Tennessee for the State of Tennessee; and, Cosette Mills, Project Manager for HomeWorks, Utah’s title IV-E waiver child welfare demonstration.

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Learn how the Capacity Building Center for States helps public child welfare agencies build capacity to improve outcomes.