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Explore the supportive relationship between a youth and her attorney.

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Highlights the role agency resources and family support can play in helping kinship families face challenges. This video discusses an aunt's decision to become a full-time caregiver for her niece and her niece's daughter, and the importance home visits played in the transition.

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Learn how Anntesha’s experience as a child living with her grandparents and later in foster care influenced her to become a relative caregiver to her niece and nephew and work as a kinship navigator. 

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Discover how to examine and drill down into state data to build understanding of what’s happening in your child welfare system.

Webinar

Learn about a framework for applying safety science to promote a culture of safety in child welfare agencies.

Webinar

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This webinar explores an exciting new framework for applying safety science to promote safety culture in child welfare agencies. 

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Reveals how advocating for youth makes a difference in system change and in the advocates’ own lives. The Director of Policy and Advocacy at NMCAN and a youth advocate talk about their shared experience in testifying as expert witnesses for state legislative committees and how it created a strong bond between them.

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Explores the task of assessing the results of the pilot, reviewing progress, and making adjustments before large-scale implementation of an intervention.

Webinar

Learn about various instruments used to measure well-being for program, case planning, and evaluation purposes.

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Explore successful cross-system collaboration across three phases of child welfare interactions with families experiencing co-occurring issues—front-end investigation, case planning/service provision, and case resolution. 

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Use this assessment tool to identify strengths and areas for growth to enhance your team’s psychological safety.
 

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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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A look at the Capacity Building Center for Tribes' workforce development and the Minority Professional Leadership’s approach to promoting leaders of color.  

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Explore additional resources for engaging individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more.

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Explore strategies to engage individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more.