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REAL STORIES FROM THE FIELD

The Real Stories project is a multimedia collection of workforce development stories from students, faculty, and child welfare professionals at all levels. Each project provides unique, first-person insight into the impact that NCWWI initiatives and partnerships are having on workforce and child welfare practice across the country. Use these stories for lunch & learns, training, team discussions and more! 

Want to use these stories to inspire a rich discussion about innovative workforce development initiatives? Download the Real Stories Tool Kit which details the topics and themes of each story, along with questions to inspire critical thinking and guide a thoughtful discussion. 

 

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Workforce Excellence & Leadership Academy for Deans and Directors
CREATING CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

Podcast100.fwThe decision to embrace a system-wide workforce development approach may come from agency leaders, but sometimes the best ideas to deliver and sustain change can come from staff directly serving on the frontlines of child welfare. In this podcast episode, hear how frontline child welfare professionals were empowered to design solutions that improved office culture, partnerships, and outcomes for the children and families they serve. 

 

Workforce Excellence
WORKFORCE EXCELLENCE IN MISSOURI

Video100.fwThe Missouri Children’s Division faced big challenges prior to 2014. Too many children were in out-of-home care, child welfare workers approached practice inconsistently, and the state was plagued by high staff turnover rates. This is the story of how the Division collaborated on a Workforce Excellence project to design and implement a new practice model to address these issues.