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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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Learn solid strategies for understanding and implementing the trauma-informed care provisions of the FFPSA.

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Develop a better understanding of customized congregate care and learn about implementing the FFPSA provisions in congregate care QRTP assessment.

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Access strategies to better understand and implement the family engagement requirements of the FFPSA.

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

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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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This webinar provides an overview of the Family First Prevention Services Act provisions and strategies related to reducing reliance on congregate care.

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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.

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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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Offers guidelines and practical suggestions for shifting from a child-focused system that is often reactive, case plan-driven, and protection-focused to a youth-focused system that is proactive, youth-driven, developmentally framed, and normalcy focused.