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

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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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Consider ways to be intentional about advancing race equity while implementing new child welfare programs and practices. This publication includes questions for teams to consider throughout change and implementation processes—from the earliest stages of exploring a problem to identifying solutions to ensuring sustainable implementation.

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Hear about strategies for authentically partnering with youth, young adults, Tribes, families, and communities of color to inform and improve child welfare research, practice, and policy.

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Learn how to create an agency organizational culture that is inclusive and knowledgeable about the unique needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.

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Explore strategies to help child welfare organizations create equity in the workplace. 

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Defines prepermanancy services for prospective adoptive and guardianship families and raises awareness about the need for more prepermanency services supports alongside postpermanency supports.

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

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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.

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

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Learn how and why racial and ethnic disparities exist in child welfare systems and in outcomes for children, youth, and families.

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Get a detailed overview of unregulated transfers of custody, covering risk of harm, screening, ICPC violations, and more.