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

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

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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 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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Discover strategies for using data to build evidence, engage youth, families, and other partners, and move toward racial equity in child welfare. ​