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Presents how to conduct pilot testing for a new intervention.

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Presents how teams can conduct usability testing, analyze results, and make adjustments to intervention implementation plans.

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Access strategies to better understand and implement the family engagement requirements of the FFPSA.

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Learn solid strategies for understanding and implementing the trauma-informed care provisions of the FFPSA.

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Develop a better understanding of customized congregate care and learn about implementing the FFPSA provisions in congregate care QRTP assessment.

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Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

Webinar

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Get informed about creating normalcy for LGBTQ children and youth in foster care and browse relevant examples.

Podcast

Explore part 6 of the series and infographic to learn about collaborating to build a fully supportive system to meets the needs of families in their communities.

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Build foundational knowledge about disaster planning, response, and recovery; see examples of real-life strategies from jurisdictions around the country; and begin the process of planning to effectively respond to any disaster. 

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Provides concise information on the organization of the Coping With Disasters and Strengthening Systems series resources and offers suggestions for using the resources alone or together to help agencies develop, refine, and implement effective disaster plans.

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This useful matrix and tool can help agency disaster planning teams respond to common disaster impacts and plan for them going forward.

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Browse the “Leading Your Agency Through a Disaster” tip sheet to see how common elements of child welfare leadership can be adapted for effective disaster management and an example of action during each phase of disaster management.

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Get guidance for completing the CQI self-assessment instrument, see suggested sources for local assessment data, and learn to rate assessment results.

Webinar

Available on CapLEARN; registration required.

Introduces key components of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training Academy. This webinar provides a basic understanding of the Academy and describes various ways it can be integrated into a State’s current training schedule and catalogue. Information is presented by Dawn Schoonhoven, a Center for States CQI consultant.

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Explores the planning task of creating a usability testing plan to try critical intervention components and implementation procedures to see how they work.