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

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Learn about the importance of successful collaboration and engagement for implementing prevention-focused systems.

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Learn about Catherine’s journey recovering from trauma and addiction to be successfully reunified with her daughter.

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See how coordination can improve identification, reporting, and services for youth who are victims or at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking.

Webinar

​Learn from people with lived experience about the impact of kinship care on children in the child welfare system.

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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 strategies for developing a comprehensive community prevention framework across all levels of prevention.

Webinar

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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Learn about Dezzie’s experience bonding with her newborn while embracing parenting classes and other agency supports in her journey to be reunified with her daughter.

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Explore the process of transitioning to a prevention-focused child welfare system from several perspectives, including those of a mother and son with lived experience and leaders who set the tone and direction for putting families at the center of child welfare work.

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Gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of effective collaboration and how to avoid pitfalls when implementing partnerships for primary prevention.

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Explore this tip sheet to learn about child welfare agency and court responsibilities related to APPLA provisions and strategies to achieve permanency.

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

Webinar

Explore existing frameworks for protective capacities and protective factors and learn how to use them together for better prevention.

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Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.