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Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

On September 1–3, 2015, the Administration for Children and Families and the Children’s Bureau hosted the 17th Annual Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects Meeting for representatives from title IV-E agencies that have waivers, as well as those operating a traditional IV-E program.

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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 Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative's evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process.

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Use the Child and Family Services Review Data Profile Quick Reference to help you better understand your state’s performance on statewide data indicators related to the safety and permanency of children served by the child welfare system.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of developing a theory of change.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of implementation planning and capacity building.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of testing, piloting, and staging an intervention as part of a change and implementation process.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of selecting, adapting, or designing an intervention.

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Teaming brings together varied expertise and skills needed to effectively guide change and implementation activities.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of measuring and evaluating implementation efforts and making adjustments.

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For a summary of the key takeaways and steps of assessing readiness as part of a change and implementation process.

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This brief can help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams set a strong foundation for a new program, practice, or other intervention. The brief begins with background information and definitions and then describes a step-by-step process for developing a comprehensive implementation plan and identifying capacity building strategies.

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This guide and recorded webinar are part of a collection of resources designed to help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and stakeholders build teams to guide the change and implementation process.

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Examines the second task of team building: identifying team members to ensure diverse representation across all levels and positions within the organization. This module also provides information on how to define the team structure to clarify roles and responsibilities and encourage collaboration among team members.

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Explore how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can understand and assess readiness.