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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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Assists readers in exploring the Youth Welfare approach to service provision in the area of health care.

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Watch the Change and Implementation in Practice: Overview video to learn how key steps, tasks, and concepts fit together to support your agency’s change initiatives. 

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Summarizes the change and implementation process and provides an overview of the Change and Implementation in Practice series briefs, “how to” guides that explain key steps and tasks in the process.

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Find family engagement strategies for survivors, children, and perpetrators of domestic violence.

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Examine foundational information and suggestions for effective casework and supporting examples for families experiencing domestic violence.

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Get the basics on general practice for agency interventions, including screening, documenting descriptions of abuse and protective efforts, and evaluating risk.

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Learn how domestic violence and child maltreatment affect families and read about the risks, impacts, protective efforts, and other related topics.

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Learn how domestic violence documentation can help hold perpetrators accountable and promote survivor safety and well-being.

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Discover a comprehensive range of information about domestic violence decision-making.

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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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Consider ways to be intentional about advancing race equity while implementing new child welfare programs and practices. This publication includes questions for teams to consider throughout change and implementation processes—from the earliest stages of exploring a problem to identifying solutions to ensuring sustainable implementation.

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

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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.