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Watch this recorded webcast to learn what it means to build a complete system of foster care as a support to families, not a substitute for parents.


Available on CapLEARN; registration required.
Shares the recorded sessions, learning activities, personal stories, and supplemental resources to improve practice and the quality of assessments and decision-making, data sharing, and partnerships to support system-wide improvements


Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Provides an overview of parent partner programs and explores how these programs guide and motivate parents to have constructive interactions with the child welfare system and courts and ultimately support positive outcomes, such as reunification, for children and families.


Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Provides an overview of the benefits of reunification and post-reunification supports and explores how these strategies help prevent reentry into child welfare services.