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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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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.

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Learn to select, design, or adapt an intervention to address an identified problem.

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Introduces the fourth task of identifying possible contributing factors and root causes using different methods. A root cause analysis is a structured approach to understand why a problem occurs using data. Understanding why a problem or unmet need exists helps teams better identify the potential solutions to it.