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Our work is to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in developing and implementing comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment programs in order to achieve improved outcomes, including permanency and placement stability for children and youth in foster care. We provide free technical assistance, publications, and other support to help you recruit, support and develop foster, adoptive and kinship families.

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  • Build data-driven recruitment and retention plans
  • Develop and implement comprehensive diligent recruitment plans and programs
  • Improve retention of foster, adoptive, and kinship families
  • Learn about effective recruitment and retention practices from your peers
  • Partner with community stakeholders to strengthen your recruitment and retention efforts

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July E-notes : Public-private partnerships

This issue of E-notes spotlights public-private partnerships, offering profiles of three programs’ efforts and tools you can use to support your own. We also provide details about an upcoming webinar on family support services and share information about a recently archived customer service webinar.

August webinar: Strategies for Implementing Family Support Services

This webinar will address the importance of post placement support for meeting the needs of children and families, as well as ways that providing family support services can strengthen efforts to recruit and prepare resource families.

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