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

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Learn about quality contacts, why they are important, and how an agency can successfully implement them.

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This video introduces and conveys the impact of simulation training.

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Learn to facilitate a normalcy conversation and to promote normal and developmentally appropriate experiences for youth in foster care.

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Examine a five-step framework that helps organizations promote youth engagement in normalcy conversations about the youth’s own care.

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Find out how simulation training is used in child welfare and learn the five key steps for developing and implementing a simulation programs.

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Explore the types of simulation training available, the benefits, costs, and other considerations, when setting up a simulation training program.

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Browse casework activities to use before, during, and after a caseworker visit with children, youth, and families.

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Learn how supervisors and program managers can assist child welfare caseworkers in conducting quality visits with parents.

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This video builds awareness of what the court sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video builds awareness of what the medical sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video describes the debriefing process and explain how it is integral to simulation training.

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This video builds awareness of how realistic environments contribute to learning.