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Child Protective Services Workforce Analysis and Recommendations

This report identifies challenges faced by Texas’ Child Protective Services’ to attract and retain a quality workforce, including recommendations for…

Turnover Intention Predictors: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes a meta-analysis of the existing literature on the turnover intentions of public child welfare caseworkers in the…

Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document highlights findings of a ten-year study examining the personal and organizational factors that impact length of employment and…

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Workforce Development QuickBit Module 1: Why People Stay and Why They Leave

Our workforce is our most important resource and yet recruitment and retention continues to be an issue for many child…

Staying Power! A Director’s Guide to Child Welfare Retention

This curriculum is a three-day course for supervisors and managers and explores why employees stay and why they leave, and…

Resilience and Burnout: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a journal article that highlights retention and turnover issues in child welfare through a comprehensive literature review of…

Calculating the Cost of Employee Turnover

This tool is designed for public-sector and nonprofit child welfare administrators and Human Resources Management professionals, and offers guidelines on…

The Causes and Consequences of Turnover: Research Findings

The report summarizes the findings of an extensive review of the child welfare system, listing the causes and consequences of…

Staff Transition & Retention Checklist

This checklist operationalizes the strategies found in the fact sheet, “Achieving Program Stability Through a Focus on Staffing,” to address…

Modification to Sunset Issue 2 on the Department of Family and Protective Services (TX)

This report highlights the changes and recommendations proposed by the CPS Operational Review and Sunset Commission to address the issues…

When Child Welfare Works: A Proposal for Financing Best Practices

This report highlights strategies for the reinvestment of federal child welfare funding aimed at supporting better outcomes for children and…

Child Welfare Workforce Turnover: Frontline workers‘ experiences with organizational culture & climate, and implications for organizational practice

This workforce study explores links between organizational factors and turnover in a sample of Oregon public child welfare workers and…

When Child Welfare Works: A Working Paper

This paper outlines a policy framework and recommendations to encourage best practices in four areas: permanence and well-being; quality family…

Child Welfare Social Worker Recruitment and Retention: Influential Factors and Promising Practices - Review of the Research

This paper summarizes numerous studies and literature from across the nation on the various factors that impact the readiness and…

Staying Power! A Supervisor's Guide to Child Welfare Staff Retention

This supervisory curriculum is one of three resources and training components of the project, “Child Welfare Staff Recruitment and Retention…

Casework Teaming to Reduce Workload, Enhance Effectiveness & Boost Morale

This session provides an in-depth overview of all aspects of casework teaming, and highlights the development, implementation, and outcomes of…

NCWWI Retention Reference List

This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Retention. (2015) 

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The R&R Project – Child Welfare Staff Recruitment & Retention (North Carolina)

This project provides resources that help public child welfare directors and supervisors increase their ability to recruit, select, and retain…

Retention Planning to Reduce Workforce Turnover in New York State’s Public Child Welfare Systems: Developing Knowledge, Lessons Learned, and Emergent Priorities

This university-based project in New York State aims to improve recruitment and retention of the child welfare workforce through the…

Recruitment & Retention – Making a Difference in the Lives of Children & Families in Maine

This project by the University of Southern Maine's Child Welfare Training Institute aims to increase and improve the recruitment and…

Planned Change & Workforce Retention: An Improvement Oriented Discussion Brief (New York)

This document examines how child welfare professionals can increase the likelihood that planned change enhances desirable workforce retention. (2006)

Kansas Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce Plan

The report presents results of a state-wide assessment and preliminary plan to address agency and systems-level workforce issues. (2010) 

Child Welfare Worker Recruitment & Retention (North Carolina)

This issue of Practice Notes describes the efforts made by the UNC Chapel Hill’s recruitment and retention project, and it…

Child Welfare Staff Exit Interview – Interview Protocol (Michigan)

This instrument contains several documents used by the Michigan State University School of Social Work to conduct phone interviews with…

Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports

This session provides participants the opportunity to learn about the essential elements of the Child & Family Services Agency’s employee…

The Retention of Public Child Welfare Workers

This curriculum addresses the issue of worker turnover in public child welfare agencies; presents knowledge from the existing literature on…

Training Series: Staff Retention in Child & Family Services (Workbook Curriculum)

This training series consist of six workbooks on the following subjects: the role of leaders in staff retention; the practice…

Preparing Facilitators for Retention-Focused Design Teams – Participant Handbook

This two-day preparation program is structured for Facilitators who orchestrate the work of special teams called Design Teams (DTs), which…

Tool-Kit – Competency-Based Retention Strategies

The tool-kit is designed for public-sector and non-profit child welfare administrators and Human Resources Management professionals who are trying to…

SMAART Manual: Strategies Matrix Approach to Recruitment & Retention Techniques

This manual is designed to enhance capacity for more effective child welfare recruitment, selection, training, and retention practice, by providing…

Respect & Worker Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article “Respect in the Workplace: A Mixed Methods Study of Retention and Turnover in the Voluntary…

Recruitment & Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article “In Search Of Innovation: A National Qualitative Analysis of Child Welfare Recruitment and Retention Efforts”,…

Commitment in Public Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summaries three journal articles that highlight findings of research exploring influences on recruitment and retention of public and…

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

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

Ideas to Prevent Pathways to Burnout in Child Welfare Services

This publication explores the potential impact of worker burnout on practice with children and families; discusses primary pathways to burnout…

Factors Influencing Retention of Child Welfare Staff: A Systematic Review of Research

This paper provides a systematic review of research and outcomes studies to examine “what works” in regard to recruitment and…

Child Welfare Workforce – Implications for the Private Nonprofit Sector

This paper reports on a conference session and focus group on private sector workforce issues held with the Alliance’s membership…

Capturing Promising Practices in Recruitment & Retention of Frontline Youth Workers

This paper reports best practices in the recruitment and retention of youth workers; describes a variety of practical and effective…

A Better Understanding of Caseworker Turnover within Child Protective Services

This policy paper analyses turnover data on Texas' child protective services caseworkers and makes recommendations about how turnover can be…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Retention

This section provides resources on the challenge of retaining workers in child welfare, describing the factors that contribute to worker…

Workforce Planning Portal

This website provides hands-on tools and resources for human services agencies looking for solutions to workforce challenges. The website’s resources…

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