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

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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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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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Learn about Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative's evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process.

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Explore how child welfare professionals and organizations can build capacity for implementing the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for children and youth in foster care. 

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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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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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Learn how implementation teams can assess readiness for change and implementation and support related planning.

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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 identified five dimensions of capacity, browse examples of each, and find out why each dimension is important to an organization.

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

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Learn to facilitate a normalcy conversation and to promote normal and developmentally appropriate experiences for youth in foster care.

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Discusses the task of reviewing readiness assessment findings to plan for capacity building.

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Examines the tasks of consolidating and reviewing the implementation plan before completing and putting it in place.