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PDF

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

Publication Year 2017
Video

Learn how jurisdictions across the country respond to human trafficking cases and explore the latest developments in effective intervention.

Publication Year 2024
Video

Explore the supportive relationship between a youth and her attorney.

Publication Year 2021
Video

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.

Publication Year 2018
Video

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. 

Publication Year 2022
PDF

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

Publication Year 2023
Webinar

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

Publication Year 2017
Webinar

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

Publication Year 2017
Video

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.

Publication Year 2021
Video

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

Publication Year 2019
Webinar

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

Publication Year 2015
Video

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. 

Publication Year 2017
PDF

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

Publication Year 2024
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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

Publication Year 2015
Video

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

Publication Year 2024