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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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This guide is designed to support administrative leaders in states and other jurisdictions in using data to assess and identify ways to improve their service array.

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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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Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

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

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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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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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Find information about using collaborative practices and models across human service systems to better serve families dealing with co-occurring issues.

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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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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

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Learn how child welfare agencies can transfer select operations online and out of a central worksite.

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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.