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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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This video introduces and conveys the impact of simulation training.

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This video builds awareness of what the court sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video builds awareness of what the medical sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video describes the debriefing process and explain how it is integral to simulation training.

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This video builds awareness of how realistic environments contribute to learning.

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This video shows the experience of trainees engaging with the family actors in a safe space.

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This video builds an understanding of key considerations for developing and scaling up a simulation training effort and how to overcome common challenges.

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This video develops an understanding of key considerations for sustaining and continuously improving a simulation training effort and how to overcome common challenges.

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This video increases familiarity with the benefits of simulation, including how simulation can strengthen worker skills and improve worker confidence and readiness for practice.