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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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Buzzwords: Moving to Behavioral Descriptors doodle video is a short, animated video that follows a child involved in a child welfare investigation. The video describes what buzzwords are and illustrates the impact they can have on children and families. It also demonstrates how to recognize buzzwords and offers strategies for transforming buzzwords into objective, behavior-based descriptors.

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