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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.

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Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

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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 proven strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and that support collaborative development of an effective service array.

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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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Use this tool with your prevention planning team to prepare for and tackle the adaptive challenges that many states face as they develop and implement prevention plans. 

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Browse the themes and key takeaways from the How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options podcast series.

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Use this crosswalk to start thinking concretely about prevention planning as a change and implementation process. 

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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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Explore part 7 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system to meets the needs of families in their communities.

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See how coordination can improve identification, reporting, and services for youth who are victims or at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking.

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Shares Stephen’s story about being a community-based provider and policymaker in Florida, the need for laws that empower caregiver decision-making, creating Florida’s reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS), and the effect RPPS and normalcy laws can have on foster care.

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Explore part 6 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system to meets the needs of families in their communities.