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This guide is designed to support administrative leaders in states and other jurisdictions in using data to assess and identify ways to improve their service array.

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Highlights the need for involving multiple voices and partnerships in the development and implementation of prevention plans, as well as the important role of courts in prevention.

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Learn about the importance of successful collaboration and engagement for implementing prevention-focused systems.

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Access strategies to better understand and implement the family engagement requirements of the FFPSA.

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Learn solid strategies for understanding and implementing the trauma-informed care provisions of the FFPSA.

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Develop a better understanding of customized congregate care and learn about implementing the FFPSA provisions in congregate care QRTP assessment.

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Explore strategies for developing a comprehensive community prevention framework across all levels of prevention.

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Explores the process of transitioning to a prevention-focused child welfare system from several perspectives, including that of a mother and son with lived experience and leaders who set the tone and direction for putting families at the center of child welfare work.

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Offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of effective collaboration to help child welfare professionals gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of effective collaboration from multiple perspectives.

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Shares the recorded sessions, learning activities, personal stories, and supplemental resources to improve practice and the quality of assessments and decision-making, data sharing, and partnerships to support system-wide improvements

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This “Service Array Data Inventory Sample Worksheet” (Worksheet) is a companion tool to A Data-Driven Approach to Service Array Guide developed by the Capacity Building Center for States. To use the Worksheet, you can print it out and fill in the blank squares, or use the questions as a guide.

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Discusses tips and strategies to effectively engage and sustain the involvement of families and youth at the agency level. Includes key tasks for authentic engagement, examples from the field and a tool of engagement with four primary ways to authentically engage youth and families.

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Read about the value of collaboration as the key to prevention, safety, and long-term stability for children and families.

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Engage staff and partners with activities in this guide to start a dialogue and create a vision for a more prevention-focused child welfare system.

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Learn about the relationships and partnerships that support developing a comprehensive prevention plan related to the Family First Prevention Services Act.