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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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Find the eligibility requirements of the Children’s Justice Act grant and the roles and responsibilities of grantees.

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Use the template and instructions provided to develop parent partner program manuals.

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Learn about State Liaison Officers are, who they are, their roles, responsibilities, and resources.

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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.

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Read about the value of collaboration as the key to prevention, safety, and long-term stability for children and families.

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Engage staff and partners with activities in this guide to start a dialogue and create a vision for a more prevention-focused child welfare system.

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The infographic provides a visual reference for the cultural shift needed to protect children through strengthening families.

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Helps child welfare leaders identify what they can do to advance their prevention vision and shows what they will see as that vision takes root.

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See what an integrated, comprehensive, prevention-focused approach looks like along a three-tiered prevention continuum.