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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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Discover how the Capacity Building Center for States is working in partnership with the Children’s Bureau to advance racial equity in child welfare.

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Learn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau is taking to advance racial equity in child welfare. 

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Discover strategies for co-creating and sharing power with youth and families in child welfare.

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Explore ways that jurisdictions can integrate strategies to promote equity in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation efforts. 

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Learn about the values of cultural competence, cultural humility, and cultural safety, and how to implement them at a child welfare agency.  

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Use this discussion guide with the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020 videos to access a description of each topic, individual reflection questions to facilitate personal, on-demand learning, and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners

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The Center’s virtual Exhibit Hall booth features several products that focus on workforce development, including a variety of publications, videos, and learning experiences to help agencies foster healthy and supportive environments for child welfare professionals.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 1, Becoming a Prevention-Focused System: Conversation with National Experts.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 2, Family Engagement: A Collaborative Process for Systems Change.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 3, Going Behind the Scenes: Effective Partnerships for Primary Prevention.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 4, Developing and Measuring the Success of a Comprehensive Prevention Framework.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 5, Building Prevention-Centered Systems: Key Leadership, Workforce, and Community Roles.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2020 Video 6, What is Urgent? Taking the First Steps Toward Change.

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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.