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Adapt strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and climate to support partnering with families after conducting an assessment.

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Use this guide for tips, and strategies concerning the critical role leadership plays in creating and sustaining positive organizational culture.

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Use the Child and Family Services Review Data Profile Quick Reference to help you better understand your state’s performance on statewide data indicators related to the safety and permanency of children served by the child welfare system.

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

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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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Learn to use the CFSR Round 3 SPSS syntax to calculate observed performance for a state on all or selected statewide data indicators.

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Describes strategies to change staff attitudes, engage families in developing their case plans, and keep children in foster care connected with their families and community. Rosa, the parent partner, shares how she joined the team, what she does in her role, and how the workgroup is helping the agency improve the support and services provided to families.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator maltreatment in foster care.

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Brush up on the CFSR Round 3 SPSS syntax to calculate observed performance on statewide data indicators. 

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Shows strategies for child welfare staff to work with the court system to support family involvement. Joe, the Court Improvement Program lead, talks about his experience in the workgroup and the corresponding changes made in the court system to improve the support and services provided to families.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children in care 24 months or more.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children entering care.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children in care 12 to 23 months.