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Training, Development, and Human Resources Toolkit

This toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in building a system of care training and development program into the…

Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Final Report and Recommendations (MN)

This report advise the governor and legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels…

Facilitation Skills for Trainers

This training course explores American Public Human Services Association’s success factors for facilitators and S.M.A.R.T. plan to trainers for improving…

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Critical Thinking: The Trainer's Role

This training course explores the concept of critical thinking as a process and examine the steps involved, explore why critical…

Tips and Techniques for Engaging Participants

This training course explores techniques and approaches to tailor training to both participants’ needs as well as the facilitator’s training…

Transfer of Learning: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This is a 1-page summary of an article that highlights the impact of different training methods on training transfer, including the…

Findings and Resources from an Evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance

This webpage summarizes a five year evaluation of two groups of Training and Technical Assistance providers –regional Child Welfare Implementation…

10 Secrets to Amazing Curriculum

The document provides ten tips for preparing and delivering effective trainings. (2015)

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Mind the Gap #4: Child Welfare Training Competencies in Action: The Ohio Experience

This webinar shares the conceptual framework, essential components and functions of competency-based training systems; demonstrates an online survey process for…

Review of the Literature on Child Welfare Training: Theory, Practice, and Research

This paper reviews macro issues impacting child welfare training, describes training practice and delivery approaches, discusses the development of partnership…

From the Bottom Up: How Training Affects Policy in Public Child Welfare Agency Practice

This curriculum presents a research project that asked how classroom training in the child welfare field affects practice, how it…

IV-E Training and Educational Supports for Rural Child Welfare Workers

This webinar is an opportunity to hear from two IV-E programs, CalSWEC Pathway Program and Rural Nevada Child Welfare Training…

Mind the Gap #2: Simulation Labs for Child Welfare Education and Training

This webinar provides an overview of developing a Simulation Lab, an innovative technique being utilized with newly-hired children's services social…

A National Review of Child Welfare Pre-Service Curriculum Development Methods and Training Materials

This national child welfare training curriculum review informs the development of Florida’s pre-service training for child welfare professionals throughout the…

NCWWI Professional Development and Training Reference List

This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Professional Development.…

Boundaries and Professional Conduct

This training video identifies the role boundaries play in the work of child welfare; identifies appropriate boundaries; and provides scenarios…

Digital Stories from the Field

This section of the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections website includes digital stories from the perspective of…

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CASCW Video Wall

This website explores various issues surrounding child welfare, posing questions and offering a forum for those working on these issues…

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Trainer Competencies (Ohio)

This document is Ohio's comprehensive listing of all the knowledge and skills required for child welfare staff to do their…

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Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program – Online Curriculum

This webpage provides links to child welfare-related curricula and online research-based Pennsylvania-focused workshops that promote the implementation of the Pennsylvania…

Oregon Child Welfare Core: Activity Guide

This guide provides task, assignments and learning objectives for each Oregon Child Welfare Core Training program area: Child Abuse and…

Evaluation of the California Common Core for Child Welfare Training: Implementation Status, Results and Future Directions

This report summarizes the progress of the Framework for Training Evaluation for the Common Core Curriculum, adopted in 2004 as…

Common Core Curricula in California

The California Common Core Curricula is publicly available as a resource to the child welfare field and provides information on…

Child Welfare Training from the Individual Worker Perspective (California)

This brief presents information gather from individual workers to examine their viewpoints in order to identify training needs, barriers to…

Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Child Welfare: On the Job Training Manual for Supervisors of New Employees

This manual is the product of supervisors’ request for a more user friendly on the job training manual which is…

Professional Writing for Child Welfare Practice & Supervision: Handouts

This workshop provides in-depth instruction for supervisors to assist caseworkers with their professional writing skills and learning outcomes include: (1)…

Professional Writing for Child Welfare Practice & Supervision PowerPoint

This workshop provides in-depth instruction for supervisors to assist caseworkers with their professional writing skills and learning outcomes include: (1)…

Beyond Professional Education & Training: PA's Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement & Organizational Effectiveness

This webinar describes university-agency relationship-building and developing continuity among county-based child welfare systems; highlights the array of workforce development strategies…

Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Take the Lead Series

The Take the Lead Series supplements the Core LAS Curriculum with short, interactive modules to help supervisors build skills and…

Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM): Curriculum

This competency-based training prepares middle managers to lead meaningful change in our nation’s ability to serve our most vulnerable children,…

NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare

This document is a basic tool for social work practice in child welfare that might include family preservation and support,…

Maximizing Return on Your Training Investment: A Reference Guide for Managers

This guide outlines the four primary components of a comprehensive system: design, delivery, transfer, and evaluation, and, for each component,…

Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers

This manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers; describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues…

A New Key to Success: Guidelines for Effective Staff Development and Training Programs

This document is designed to provide basic information about the essential components for effective staff development and training. Such areas…

A Guidebook for Building Organizational Effectiveness Capacity: A Training System Example

This document provides guidelines for promoting constructive and instructive dialogue among different agency components to accomplish organizational effectiveness (OE) goals;…

Transfer of Learning in Child Welfare

This article describes research related to three main factors that evidence suggests influence transfer of learning: individual characteristics, training design…

Specialized Education & Training: NCWWI 1-page summary

This document summarizes the article “A Multivariate Analysis of Training, Education, and Readiness for Public Child Welfare Practice”, which presents…

Competencies for Trainers

This document provides a generic list of competencies and skills for trainers. Core Competencies include: Competency-Based Inservice Training; Adult Learning;…

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Developing Models of Effective Child Welfare Staff Recruitment and Retention Training - Synthesis

This paper summaries project activities, from eight university programs, to develop, field test, revise, implement, evaluate, and disseminate an effective…

Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare Agencies

This document provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies or Tribal leadership teams to build a shared understanding of…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Training

This webpage includes resources to find curricula and related training materials for a variety of audiences, information on improving State…

National Staff Development and Training Association

This website provides resources on organizational development, staff development, and training and a network of membership sharing ideas to build…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Learning Center

This webpage contains Children's Bureau's knowledge-building resources, including interactive training on the importance of family visits and best practice strategies…