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Explores how the factors of motivation, general capacity, and intervention-specific capacity influence agency readiness for change. This video provides examples of and considerations for conducting readiness assessments.

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Presents the third task of team building: developing the team’s charter to set a foundation for teamwork by clarifying how the team will operate, divide responsibilities, and share in decision-making.

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Explore how child welfare agency leaders, managers, teams, and stakeholders can understand and assess readiness.

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Explores the second task of creating a data plan to investigate the problem further. Creating a well-thought-out data plan helps the team plan for exploring the identified problem and move toward identifying a possible root cause or causes.

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Learn about theory of change and why it is critical to implementing effective changes to improve outcomes. 

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Understand the CFSR statewide data indicators, their use in program improvement efforts, and performance calculation tools.

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This manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and strategies for casework supervision, training, and support.

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Understand the principles underlying service provisioning for the Collaborative, in addition to goals, audiences, objectives, and examples.

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Learn about the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, its history, the purpose of capacity building, the three Centers it comprises, and the services it provides.

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Learn about the identified five dimensions of capacity, browse examples of each, and find out why each dimension is important to an organization.

Webinar

Available on CAPLearn; registration required.
Parts 1, 2, and 3 offers best practices information on responding to sex trafficking of children and youth in child welfare, and building knowledge on the special needs of trafficking victims and youth at risk of becoming victims.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.
Provides a broad overview of the Child Welfare Response to Child and Youth Sex Trafficking learning curriculum and explores how the curriculum could be integrated into agency training programs.

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Presents technologies that are used in simulations and a variety of settings in which simulations can be used effectively.

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To supplement the recorded sessions, this discussion guide includes reflection questions to enhance and deepen group discussion, considerations for use with other stakeholder groups, and an action-planning tool to help teams bring knowledge into action.

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Provides information and activities for each topic, including a description of the topic, reflection questions tailored to the topic, and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners.