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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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Teaming brings together varied expertise and skills needed to effectively guide change and implementation activities.

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Learn step-by-step how to build teams for the change and implementation process.

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This guide and recorded webinar are part of a collection of resources designed to help child welfare agency leaders, managers, and stakeholders build teams to guide the change and implementation process.

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Understand the role of coaching in supporting workers, including coaching functions, effectiveness, models, and strategies.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 CWVE Session 4 webinar, Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace. 

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Get the basics on general practice for agency interventions, including screening, documenting descriptions of abuse and protective efforts, and evaluating risk.

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Learn how domestic violence and child maltreatment affect families and read about the risks, impacts, protective efforts, and other related topics.

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Learn how domestic violence documentation can help hold perpetrators accountable and promote survivor safety and well-being.

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Discover a comprehensive range of information about domestic violence decision-making.

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Find family engagement strategies for survivors, children, and perpetrators of domestic violence.

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Examine foundational information and suggestions for effective casework and supporting examples for families experiencing domestic violence.

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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

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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 resources related to Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace video.