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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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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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Assists readers in exploring the Youth Welfare approach to service provision in the area of health care.

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

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Learn about the Youth Welfare approach, which outlines how agencies can shift from a child-focused system to a youth-focused system.

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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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Suggests examples of service provision for youth in foster care in the area of financial literacy and describes how those services can be improved using a “Good-Better-Best” continuum approach.

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Watch this video to learn more about how states are selecting and implementing prevention programs.

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Watch this video to learn more about how a vision for prevention influences the development of a prevention plan.

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Watch this video to learn more about prevention planning advice and lessons learned from state child welfare leaders.

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Watch this video to learn more about state experiences communicating with partners about prevention. 

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Watch this video to learn more about how states are engaging people with lived experience in prevention planning. 

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Watch this video to learn more about state experiences building capacity for prevention.

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Illustrates the four shifts that need to occur at the organizational and practice levels to establish a youth welfare system that meets the needs of youth in foster care.

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Read about the value of collaboration as the key to prevention, safety, and long-term stability for children and families.