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This video introduces and conveys the impact of simulation training.

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Find out how simulation training is used in child welfare and learn the five key steps for developing and implementing a simulation programs.

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Explore the types of simulation training available, the benefits, costs, and other considerations, when setting up a simulation training program.

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This video builds awareness of what the court sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video builds awareness of what the medical sim lab looks like and what the experience is like for participants.

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This video describes the debriefing process and explain how it is integral to simulation training.

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This video builds awareness of how realistic environments contribute to learning.

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This video shows the experience of trainees engaging with the family actors in a safe space.

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This video builds an understanding of key considerations for developing and scaling up a simulation training effort and how to overcome common challenges.

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This video develops an understanding of key considerations for sustaining and continuously improving a simulation training effort and how to overcome common challenges.

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This video increases familiarity with the benefits of simulation, including how simulation can strengthen worker skills and improve worker confidence and readiness for practice. 

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Supports agencies in coordinating strategic and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting processes. This brief includes tips and strategies to help agency Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) leads, continuous quality improvement and evaluation staff, and others coordinate and integrate CFSP and Annual Progress and Services Review development with the CFSR and other planning and improvement efforts. It also features a resource list of guidance and tools and a matrix that crosswalks elements of major federal planning and improvement processes.

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Addresses the importance of meaningful stakeholder engagement in child welfare agency strategic planning. The brief also discusses potential barriers to stakeholder engagement, provides strategies for overcoming them, and suggests actionable steps for achieving meaningful stakeholder engagement in strategic planning processes.

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Discusses tips and strategies to effectively engage and sustain the involvement of families and youth at the agency level. Includes key tasks for authentic engagement, examples from the field and a tool of engagement with four primary ways to authentically engage youth and families.