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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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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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Learn the importance of effective, ongoing collaboration between child welfare agencies and community-based partners.

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This manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and strategies for casework supervision, training, and support.

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Find the eligibility requirements of the Children’s Justice Act grant and the roles and responsibilities of grantees.

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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Explore information and get guidance about sex trafficking and identification of sex trafficking victims.

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Examine the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program's purpose, objectives, history, funding, and requirements.

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Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve 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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Explore models and approaches for targeting safety outcomes.

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Learn about State Liaison Officers are, who they are, their roles, responsibilities, and resources.

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Explore sex trafficking prevention best practices for implementing provisions of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).

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Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals.