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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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Use this brief to help your agency coordinate strategic and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting processes—such as the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)—with agency continuous quality improvement (CQI).

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Use this brief to explore actionable strategies for meaningful partner engagement in child welfare agency strategic planning, monitoring, and review 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.