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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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Webinar

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Presents a new framework for applying safety science to promote safety culture in child welfare agencies, and presents strategies from other industries for incorporating safety culture within child welfare agencies to improve outcomes for communities and staff.

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Examine current research and how best to build organizational capacity in five areas, and learn about possible challenges and solutions.

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See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

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Use this discussion guide with the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2021 videos to access a description of each topic, individual reflection questions to facilitate personal, on-demand learning, and conversation starters and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners.  

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Understand the role of coaching in supporting workers, including coaching functions, effectiveness, models, and strategies.

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Learn how to create a culturally inclusive environment by developing a welcoming, culturally sensitive, supportive, and affirming agency for all people.

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 1 webinar, Understanding the Past to Build a New Future: Advancing Racial Equity for Children, Youth, and Families.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2021 Session 1, Understanding the Past to Build a New Future: Advancing Racial Equity for Children, Youth, and Families. 

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Watch this presentation from the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo to learn how and why racial and ethnic disparities exist in child welfare systems and in outcomes for children, youth, and families.  

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Learn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau is taking to advance racial equity in child welfare. 

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Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2 webinar, Using Data and Evaluation to Advance Racial Equity in Child Welfare.

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​Explore this Resource List to see resources related to Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2021 Session 2, Using Data and Evaluation to Advance Racial Equity in Child Welfare.

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Discover strategies for using data to build evidence, engage youth, families, and other partners, and move toward racial equity in child welfare. ​

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​Use this presentation to follow along with the speakers as you watch the 2021 Child Welfare Virtual Expo Session 2A webinar, “We See It, We Know It, and Now We Must Do Something About It”: Working Together to Reduce Inequity.

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Explore this Resource List to see resources related to Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2021 Session 2A, “We See It, We Know It, and Now We Must Do Something About It”: Working Together to Reduce Inequity.