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Learn how Anntesha’s experience as a child living with her grandparents and later in foster care influenced her to become a relative caregiver to her niece and nephew and work as a kinship navigator. 

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This webinar explores an exciting new framework for applying safety science to promote safety culture in child welfare agencies. 

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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Get the information you need to understand, and confidently explain CFSR data indicators to a variety of audiences.

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Learn how the reentry to foster care information CFSR indicator is  used to measure an agency’s success in reunification and other permanency goals.

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Reveals how advocating for youth makes a difference in system change and in the advocates’ own lives. The Director of Policy and Advocacy at NMCAN and a youth advocate talk about their shared experience in testifying as expert witnesses for state legislative committees and how it created a strong bond between them.

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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.

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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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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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Get guidance, tips, and strategies for assessing agency culture and climate. 

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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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Adapt proven strategies from this publication to improve specific areas of culture and that support collaborative development of an effective service array.

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Explore the need for involving multiple voices in developing and implementing prevention plans, as well as the important role courts play in prevention.

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Explore how frontline child welfare professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how legal and judicial professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice.