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The Center for States designs products, services, and learning experiences to increase understanding and awareness, and build knowledge and skills. The Center focuses its attention on developing products and resources on several core organizational and practice topics.

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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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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.

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Learn about the Collaborative and the work it does with agencies, Tribes, and courts to build capacity.

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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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Assists readers in exploring the Youth Welfare approach to service provision in the area of health care.

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Learn about Catherine’s journey recovering from trauma and addiction to be successfully reunified with her daughter.

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Reflect on past results to inform plans for future improvements.

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Use the Child and Family Services Review Data Profile Quick Reference to help you better understand your state’s performance on statewide data indicators related to the safety and permanency of children served by the child welfare system.

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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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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of developing a theory of change.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of measuring and evaluating implementation efforts and making adjustments.

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For a summary of the key takeaways and steps of assessing readiness as part of a change and implementation process.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of implementation planning and capacity building.

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Teaming brings together varied expertise and skills needed to effectively guide change and implementation activities.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of testing, piloting, and staging an intervention as part of a change and implementation process.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of selecting, adapting, or designing an intervention.