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Presents a new framework for applying safety science to promote safety culture in child welfare agencies, and presents strategies from other industries for incorporating safety culture within child welfare agencies to improve outcomes for communities and staff.

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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 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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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

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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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Learn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau is taking to advance racial equity in child welfare. 

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Discover strategies for co-creating and sharing power with youth and families in child welfare.

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Explore ways that jurisdictions can integrate strategies to promote equity in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation efforts. 

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Understand the role of coaching in supporting workers, including coaching functions, effectiveness, models, and strategies.

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Learn how to create a culturally inclusive environment by developing a welcoming, culturally sensitive, supportive, and affirming agency for all people.

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Learn about the values of cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural safety, and how to implement them at a child welfare agency.