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

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

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Learn about the identified five dimensions of capacity, browse examples of each, and find out why each dimension is important to an organization.

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

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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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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Learn how to conduct a total cost of ownership analysis and see how various system development choices can influence included costs.

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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.

Infographic

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

Spreadsheet

Supports public child welfare agencies in conducting a 5-year total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis.