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The Center for States designs products, services, and learning experiences to increase understanding and awareness, and build knowledge and skills. The Center focuses its attention on developing products and resources on several core organizational and practice topics.

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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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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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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of implementation planning and capacity building.

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This brief can help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and teams set a strong foundation for a new program, practice, or other intervention. The brief begins with background information and definitions and then describes a step-by-step process for developing a comprehensive implementation plan and identifying capacity building strategies.

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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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Use this discussion guide with the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020 videos to access a description of each topic, individual reflection questions to facilitate personal, on-demand learning, and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners

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The Center’s virtual Exhibit Hall booth features several products that focus on workforce development, including a variety of publications, videos, and learning experiences to help agencies foster healthy and supportive environments for child welfare professionals.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 1, Becoming a Prevention-Focused System: Conversation with National Experts.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 2, Family Engagement: A Collaborative Process for Systems Change.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 3, Going Behind the Scenes: Effective Partnerships for Primary Prevention.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 4, Developing and Measuring the Success of a Comprehensive Prevention Framework.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 5, Building Prevention-Centered Systems: Key Leadership, Workforce, and Community Roles.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 6, What is Urgent? Taking the First Steps Toward Change.

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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