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

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Learn strategies for accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

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This video highlights the story of a therapeutic foster care social worker in North Carolina and how her own experience in kinship care helps her connect with kinship caregivers and engage families.

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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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Examines tasks of building capacity to implement the intervention in new locations or with new populations in a sustainable way and scaling up the intervention.

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Learn the importance of effective, ongoing collaboration between child welfare agencies and community-based partners.

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Use this tool with your prevention planning team to prepare for and tackle the adaptive challenges that many states face as they develop and implement prevention plans. 

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Learn about Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative's evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process.

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Explores how to design, integrate, and implement financial capability services into existing programs targeted at youth who are transitioning out of foster care to help them manage their financial resources and avoid chronic financial instability. 

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Explore how child welfare professionals and organizations can build capacity for implementing the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for children and youth in foster care. 

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Browse the themes and key takeaways from the How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options podcast series.

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Learn about the importance of successful collaboration and engagement for implementing prevention-focused systems.

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This publication looks at buzzwords in the context of words or phrases commonly used in child welfare reporting and documentation that can be subjective or carry negative connotations, and offers strategies to minimize their negative impact.

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Buzzwords: Moving to Behavioral Descriptors doodle video is a short, animated video that follows a child involved in a child welfare investigation. The video describes what buzzwords are and illustrates the impact they can have on children and families. It also demonstrates how to recognize buzzwords and offers strategies for transforming buzzwords into objective, behavior-based descriptors.

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Provides a broad overview of the Capacity Building Center for States, including its purpose, principles, services, and infrastructure. There is a particular focus on the Center’s array of services, which are designed to help individuals and organizations improve child welfare practice and performance, and include products and tools, web-based trainings, peer networking activities, group-based coaching, and individualized expert consultations. This brochure also provides basic background information about the Center, its goals, and its organization.