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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for caseworkers, supervisors, stakeholders, and others providing services to children and families in the child welfare system.

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Presented at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019, this session is designed for an audience of leaders and decision-makers who need to communicate data effectively. 

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Support agency staff in the authentic engagement of youth and families in individual permanency planning processes.

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Identify effective strategies for authentic youth engagement at the practice, peer, and system-change levels

Spreadsheet

Capacity Building Center for States. (2016). The Total Cost of Ownership Analysis Calculator. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Watch this short, animated video to examine how changing the language and messaging we use can support a shift to a more prevention-focused child welfare system.

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The journeys of children, youth, and families in child welfare are seldom a straight line. Typically, there are highs and lows and winding paths in between

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Use the integrated Theory of Change video workbook to record your questions and ideas for changing practice, which you can then use to apply the theory of change development process at your agency.

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Theory of Change discussion and activity guide  to support knowledge and skill development for individuals and teams and facilitate team discussion and targeted action planning.

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Adapt  policies and practices to meet the growing needs of LGBTQ children, youth, and families. 

Webinar

Explore tools and resources that can help states plan for family-strengthening activities aligned with the FFPSA and prevention-oriented collaboration strategies.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

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Highlights the rewards and challenges of providing permanency and stability for relative children with differing needs. In this video, a single grandparent of five discusses her experience becoming a kinship caregiver, foster parent, and then legal guardian for her daughter's children, support the caseworker provided for her to become a certified foster parent, and the joy of watching her grandchildren thrive.

Webinar

This recorded webinar includes examples from the field about how agencies have coordinated program monitoring, fidelity assessment, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation activities and used strategies for developing and implementing an evaluation plan.

Webinar

Watch this presentation from the CWVE 21 to learn how and why racial and ethnic disparities exist in child welfare systems and in outcomes for children, youth, and families.