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Shares Stephen’s story about being a community-based provider and policymaker in Florida, the need for laws that empower caregiver decision-making, creating Florida’s reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), and the effect RPPS and normalcy laws can have on foster care.

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

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

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Explores actions that can lead to building authentic, collaborative, and prevention-focused child welfare systems.

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Examines the tasks of consolidating and reviewing the implementation plan before completing and putting it in place.

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Explores the implementation planning task of developing strategies to build capacity for intervention implementation at a child welfare agency.

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Focuses on planning for capacity building by exploring the task of developing strategies to strengthen motivation among child welfare staff and stakeholders for implementing an intervention.

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Examines the task of building work plan activities to get the intervention ready before implementation begins.

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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.