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Access this project management resource to plan for the CFSR Statewide Assessment. 

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Listen to a foster care advocate’s mental health journey.

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See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

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Explore considerations for equitable, inclusive, and data-driven problem exploration.

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Explore considerations for planning and building capacity for equitable implementation of new programs and practices. 

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Explore considerations for convening a diverse team of partners, including people with lived expertise, to support equitable change and implementation efforts.

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Explore considerations for testing, piloting, and staging new programs and practices with attention to equity and inclusion. 

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Explore considerations for selecting, designing, and adapting effective and equitable interventions. 

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Explore considerations for collaboratively developing an equitable theory of change.

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Explore considerations for monitoring and evaluating new interventions and applying findings to make adjustments aligned with equity and inclusion. 

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Explore considerations for assessing readiness as part of an equitable and inclusive change and implementation process. 

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Explore information and strategies for advancing racial equity through problem exploration.

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This brief addresses both "identifying a problem" and "gathering data and exploring the problem indepth" in the first phase of the Change and Implementation Process.

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Explores how the factors of motivation, general capacity, and intervention-specific capacity influence agency readiness for change. This video provides examples of and considerations for conducting readiness assessments.

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Presents the third task of team building: developing the team’s charter to set a foundation for teamwork by clarifying how the team will operate, divide responsibilities, and share in decision-making.