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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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

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Explore strategies to help child welfare organizations create equity in the workplace. 

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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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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to CWVE 2021 Session 4, Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace. 

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Learn about the Youth Welfare approach, which outlines how agencies can shift from a child-focused system to a youth-focused system.

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Assists agencies to evaluate how well the services in an area of their choice follow the Youth Welfare approach.

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Suggests examples of service provision for youth in foster care in the area of financial literacy and describes how those services can be improved using a “Good-Better-Best” continuum approach.

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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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Illustrates the four shifts that need to occur at the organizational and practice levels to establish a youth welfare system that meets the needs of youth in foster care.

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Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals.

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Offers guidelines and practical suggestions for shifting from a child-focused system that is often reactive, case plan-driven, and protection-focused to a youth-focused system that is proactive, youth-driven, developmentally framed, and normalcy focused.