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This state panel discussion, featuring Florida and New Mexico, discussed alternatives for sharing child welfare and law enforcement data to improve practice. Florida staff described law enforcement involvement in the investigation process as well as automation to support criminal history checks. New Mexico staff described a law enforcement portal, which supports collaborative work with families. Both states discussed lessons learned and the panel concluded with a question and answer session.

Parents with a history of lived child welfare, adoption and foster care experience can be valuable resources for agencies and practitioners when developing or reviewing systems and programs. The parent experience also can help communicate the importance and impact of services when approaching legislators and policy makers.

“Workforce Part 4 – Creating Change at the Local Level” shares how frontline child welfare professionals were empowered their staff to design solutions that improved office culture, partnerships, and outcomes for the children and families they serve.

This podcast “Workforce Part 3 – Child Welfare Scholars” showcases a National Child Welfare Workforce Institute university-agency partnership between the University of North Dakota Department of Social Work and the North Dakota Department of Children and Family Services.

The podcast "Workforce Part 2 – A State’s Approach to Change” shares an example of how one state changed its approach to staff development, as well as provides insight on the “must-haves” and lessons learned in moving away from isolated interventions and toward a targeted and cohesive strategy.

The podcast 'Workforce Part 1 – The Workforce Development Framework' podcast episode gives listeners an opportunity to hear about how addressing your workforce can impact these and other challenges facing child welfare agencies.

This podcast is the second of a two-part series showcasing successful examples of kinship navigator programs connecting kinship families with available services.

This podcast is the first of a two-part series showcasing successful examples of kinship navigator programs connecting kinship families with available services.

Delaware’s FOCUS project uses a hybrid Agile approach that incorporates Agile practices while keeping within the parameters of typical fixed-scope projects. The FOCUS project is driven by engaged stakeholders, a consistent emphasis on scope, and disciplined monitoring of plans and progress.

This report describes the results of the subsequent primary review of Kansas’s Title IV-E foster care program.