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Explores the task of assessing the results of the pilot, reviewing progress, and making adjustments before large-scale implementation of an intervention.

Publication Year 2019
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Examines tasks of building capacity to implement the intervention in new locations or with new populations in a sustainable way and scaling up the intervention.

Publication Year 2019
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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.

Publication Year 2018
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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. 

Publication Year 2022
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Explore information and strategies for advancing racial equity through problem exploration.

Publication Year 2023
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Understand the CFSR statewide data indicators, their use in program improvement efforts, and performance calculation tools.

Publication Year 2019
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Better understand your state’s performance on statewide data indicators related to the safety and permanency of children served by the child welfare system. 

Publication Year 2021
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Presents how to conduct pilot testing for a new intervention.

Publication Year 2019
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Presents how teams can conduct usability testing, analyze results, and make adjustments to intervention implementation plans.

Publication Year 2019
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Explores the planning task of creating a usability testing plan to try critical intervention components and implementation procedures to see how they work.

Publication Year 2019
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Examines how teams can determine an approach and develop a plan for pilot testing.

Publication Year 2019
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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.

Publication Year 2021
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Describes how teams plan and develop strategies to identify and recruit pilot testing sites.

Publication Year 2019
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Describes the tasks of identifying sites and sequencing to have a plan for where to implement the intervention and how expansion of it should occur.

Publication Year 2019
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Learn to use the CFSR Round 4 SPSS syntax to calculate observed performance for a state on all or selected statewide data indicators.

Publication Year 2022