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Explore the need for involving multiple voices in developing and implementing prevention plans, as well as the important role courts play in prevention.

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

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The readiness webinar summarizes the process of assessing agency readiness for a child welfare change and implementation process. It includes an overview of how an agency might facilitate the process of assessing readiness to put new programs and practices in place,as well as stories from the field on what assessing readiness looks like in practice.

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Examines why teams should understand the factors influencing readiness, use a structured approach to develop and conduct readiness assessments, and analyze results. This video helps teams understand what needs to be in place before assessing readiness and sets up teams for success as part of a change and implementation process at a child welfare agency.

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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 factors that may impact plans to conduct an assessment, how teams can clearly communicate the need for the readiness assessment, and what teams need to consider before conducting an assessment.

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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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Reviews the final tasks of assessing agency readiness: analyzing results and determining next steps. This video explores how teams analyze assessment results, what conditions or connections help determine next steps, and why teams should reassess over time and at multiple points in the process.

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

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Explore the process of transitioning to a prevention-focused child welfare system from several perspectives, including those 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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Gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of effective collaboration and how to avoid pitfalls when implementing partnerships for primary prevention.

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Provides an overview of essential functions for preparing for implementation, planning for capacity building, and developing an implementation plan. The video also considers how tasks work together to support change efforts.

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Presents information on the task of building the work plan activities to get the agency ready before implementation begins.

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Explores the planning tasks of outlining implementation plan elements, identifying sources, and considering the context of agency implementation planning.

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Explores the task of building the work plan activities to roll out the intervention and measure the quality of the implementation process, including any piloting or staging of the intervention.