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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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Explore how independent verification and validation services for title IV-E agencies are used for child welfare information systems projects.

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

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

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Learn effective strategies to collect, analyze, and use data related to caseworker visits.

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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.

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

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