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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.


Learn about the range of practices comprising the continuum of youth engagement to youth empowerment.


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


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


Find out where evidence-based programs and services are being implemented to prevent children from entering foster care.


Explore strategies for redesigning the child welfare service array to meet the needs of youth and young adults currently and formerly in foster care.


Explore tips to help promote youth mental health and wellness services, jurisdictional highlights, and links to relevant resources and tools.