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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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Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

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Learn the importance of effective, ongoing collaboration between child welfare agencies and community-based partners.

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Find information about using collaborative practices and models across human service systems to better serve families dealing with co-occurring issues.

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Defines prepermanancy services for prospective adoptive and guardianship families and raises awareness about the need for more prepermanency services supports alongside postpermanency supports.

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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.

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The infographic provides a visual reference for the cultural shift needed to protect children through strengthening families.

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Listen to an attorney and a parent ally, both partners with Washington State’s child welfare system, explain how parent partner programs are essential to prevention services.

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Helps child welfare leaders identify what they can do to advance their prevention vision and shows what they will see as that vision takes root.