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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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Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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

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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 information about the national citizen review panel (CRP) community, including federal and state updates, webinars, and more.

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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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Browse the “Leading Your Agency Through a Disaster” tip sheet to see how common elements of child welfare leadership can be adapted for effective disaster management and an example of action during each phase of disaster management.

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Build foundational knowledge about disaster planning, response, and recovery; see examples of real-life strategies from jurisdictions around the country; and begin the process of planning to effectively respond to any disaster. 

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

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

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Discusses new software and technologies used in child welfare

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Understand available technologies and best practices for holding virtual meetings.

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Helps child welfare agencies respond to the need to alter practice and communication routines when “normal” child welfare services have been disrupted and better prepare agencies for future disruptions