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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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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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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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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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Tells the story of a family from the perspectives of the father of five children; his mother, who takes on the parenting role for her five grandchildren; and their social worker.

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Portrays one family's story from the perspectives of the child’s mother, the grandmother, and the resource parent.

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Demonstrates the importance of collaboration and trusting relationships between a grandmother, a resource parent, and a social worker.

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Describes the complex nature and special support needs of kinship care. 

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Portrays a young woman's story of growing up in foster care, from 5 months through 7 years old, and the difficulties of transitioning back to her family. 

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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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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.