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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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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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

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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Learn about the Youth Welfare approach, which outlines how agencies can shift from a child-focused system to a youth-focused system.

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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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Suggests examples of service provision for youth in foster care in the area of financial literacy and describes how those services can be improved using a “Good-Better-Best” continuum approach.

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Discover how parent partner programs support family reunification by guiding and motivating parents into constructive interactions with the child welfare system and courts.

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Helps child welfare agencies respond to the need to alter practice and communication routines when “normal” child welfare services have been disrupted and better prepare agencies for future disruptions

Webinar

Explore promising practices in pregnancy, parenting, and prevention services and view practice examples, including evidence-based programs, in-home services, and specialized units.

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Examine the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program's purpose, objectives, history, funding, and requirements.

Webinar

Explore existing frameworks for protective capacities and protective factors and learn how to use them together for better prevention.

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Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

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Learn how supervisors and program managers can assist child welfare caseworkers in conducting quality visits with parents.

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Illustrates the four shifts that need to occur at the organizational and practice levels to establish a youth welfare system that meets the needs of youth in foster care.

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Explore part 4 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system to meets the needs of families in their communities.