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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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Learn how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can use data to better understand problems and their causes.

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Identifies the first three steps in the problem exploration process and examines the importance of data, key components of a data plan, and common mistakes to avoid in identifying problems in child welfare.

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Identifies the final three steps in the problem exploration process and strategies that can help with analyzing data, root causes and contributing factors of problems, and common mistakes to avoid in problem exploration.

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This brief addresses both "identifying a problem" and "gathering data and exploring the problem indepth" in the first phase of the Change and Implementation Process.

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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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This workbook and video series are part of a collection of resources designed to help agencies use data to explore problems, identify root causes, and choose where to direct efforts to achieve their goals for change and improvement.

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Explore the four thematic pillars necessary for organizational capacity that supports engagement with young people currently and formerly in foster care.

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Get practical guidance for building organizational capacity and for implementing flexible and innovate programs for youth engagement.

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Learn how to build capacity in each of four component areas to promote a culture and climate that encourages youth engagement at all levels of an organization.

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Explains the importance of sustained involvement of young people currently and formerly in foster care in meaningful organizational activity. 

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Learn about adolescent brain development, trauma-responsive care, and the importance of normalcy.

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Learn the characteristics and results that describe the right people to engage youth and get guidance for recruiting, hiring, and retaining these employees.