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Learn about the CFSR indicator, permanency in 12 months for children in care 12 to 23 months, which measures timely, safe, and permanent reunification.

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Learn about the CFSR indicator, permanency in 12 months for children in care 24 months or more, a measures of longer-term permanency success.

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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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Get information and data on the CFSR indicator for measuring how well an agency helps prevent abuse or neglect of children in the state’s foster care 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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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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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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Examines why teams should understand the factors influencing readiness, use a structured approach to develop and conduct readiness assessments, and analyze results. This video helps teams understand what needs to be in place before assessing readiness and sets up teams for success as part of a change and implementation process at a child welfare agency.

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Presents the second task, identifying a long-term outcome, and provides examples of how to apply strategies. Identifying a long-term outcome that is specific, achievable, and understandable helps teams establish a goal that is focused, feasible, and clear.

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Identifies the final three steps in the problem exploration process and strategies that can help with analyzing data, root causes and contributing factors of problems, and common mistakes to avoid in problem exploration.