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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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Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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Adapt strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and climate to support partnering with families after conducting an assessment.

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Learn effective strategies to collect, analyze, and use data related to caseworker visits.

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Learn about quality contacts, why they are important, and how an agency can successfully implement them.

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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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Tells the story of a family from the perspectives of the father of five children; his mother, who takes on the parenting role for her five grandchildren; and their social worker.

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Portrays one family's story from the perspectives of the child’s mother, the grandmother, and the resource parent.

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Demonstrates the importance of collaboration and trusting relationships between a grandmother, a resource parent, and a social worker.

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Describes the complex nature and special support needs of kinship care. 

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Portrays a young woman's story of growing up in foster care, from 5 months through 7 years old, and the difficulties of transitioning back to her family. 

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Use the template and instructions provided to develop parent partner program manuals.

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Use the four domain areas of the Parent Partner Program Navigator to learn the key components of designing and implementing successful parent partner programs.

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Browse casework activities to use before, during, and after a caseworker visit with children, youth, and 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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Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals.