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Adaptive Leadership Assignment 
This 5 part assignment was developed for an organizational practice course for MSW students in the Organization and Community Leadership concentration at Michigan State University’s School of Social Work.  The course (link to syllabus) and this assignment utilize an Adaptive Leadership and Implementation Science framework.  NCWWI micro-learnings and resources have been integrated as resources throughout the assignment to support students as they develop implementable change initiatives. 

Adaptive Leadership eLearning Module for University Partnerships 
This course created for graduate students explains the difference between adaptive challenges and technical work and provides opportunities to practice applying these concepts. It also covers the practical application of Adaptive Leadership including the major behaviors that will help you address and manage change successfully.  Students can be asked to identify a program or policy change within their current field placement and then use the Adaptive Leadership Activity Worksheet to apply the adaptive leadership framework to the change they have identified.

Adaptive Leadership Activity Worksheet Example
This example document was created as a learning aid for students who are using the University Partnerships Adaptive Leadership  eLearning module.

Bilingual Traineeship Program: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This 10-page document offers lessons learned from a traineeship project (implemented through the New Mexico State University's School of Social Work) that the Children's Bureau funded through the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute developed to help bilingual social work students develop their bilingual skills in child welfare settings.

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 implemented through a dynamic university-agency partnership; and shares lessons learned and tips for other agencies seeking to better prepare, train and support child welfare staff, and strengthen the effectiveness of their own organizations and university-agency partnerships.

BSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s BSW traineeship programs, which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited BSW or MSW programs. 

Child Welfare Traineeships: 12 Comprehensive Program & Innovation Summaries
This document offers a summary of the 12 NCWWI Traineeship Programs, providing a snap-shot of the goals and initiatives of each traineeship program and incorporating information gleaned from application materials, semi-annual reports, in-depth interviews with program PIs, and state and federal data regarding the child welfare systems and communities served by each project.

Collection of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Syllabi
This is a list of links to social work syllabi that include content on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Collection of NCWWI Traineeship Program Syllabi
This collection of syllabi from the NCWWI Traineeships reflect examples of new courses that focus on child welfare practice as well as longstanding courses where child welfare information has been infused into existing content. The collection is intended to be a resource for undergraduate and graduate social work programs illustrating of the range of approaches to developing or enhancing child welfare content within the traditional social work curriculum.

Collection of Teaching Resources from NCWWI Traineeship Program Syllabi
This document provides teaching resources that are part of the NCWWI Traineeship Program and are drawn from courses that focus on child welfare practice. This wide array of teaching resources is intended as a tool for undergraduate and graduate social work programs as they seek to develop or enhance child welfare content within the traditional social work curriculum.

Current NCWWI University-Agency Partnerships
This webpage provides information about the current NCWWI University-Agency Partnerships, along with links to descriptions of each of the 13 programs. 

Dismantling Racial Inequity #1: Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur Change
This webinar is the first session of "Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change" webinar series and shares key components of the Institutional Analysis methodology and how the change framework assists to organize strategies that make a difference in the lives of families and children.

Dismantling Racial Inequity #2: Community Collaboration and Grassroots Effort
This webinar is the first session of "Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change" webinar series and shares key components of the Institutional Analysis methodology and how the change framework assists to organize strategies that make a difference in the lives of families and children.

Education, Professional Preparation, and University-Agency Partnerships Reference List
This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Education/Professional Preparation and University-Agency Partnerships. 

Education, Professional Preparation, and University-Agency Partnerships Resource List
This category in the MyNCWWI resource library includes resources (websites/webpages, webinars, presentations, videos, curriculua and training materials, reports, papers, reference & resource lists, overviews, tools, guides, and manuals) to support those interested in enhancing their university-agency partnerships. 

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Federal Regulations and Rulings
This list of links to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) federal regulations and rulings provides information on the legal aspects of ICWA.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Guides and Tools
This is a list of guides and tools that provide support for implementing and teaching about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Webinars, Videos and Podcasts
This is a list of links to webinars, videos and podcasts with information about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) that can be shown during a class or assigned to students for review.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Websites and Web Pages
This is a list of links to website and web pages with information about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). 

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) University Resources and Curriculum Guides
This document provides samples of child welfare training curricula as well as examples for how Universities and IV-E programs have incorporated ICWA content into their curriculum. 

Infographic & Discussion Questions: Promoting Racial Equity through Workforce and Organizational Actions
This infographic visually describes what racial equity is in child welfare, why we need to take action, and provides suggestions on how to get started. Discussion questions are included in this document along with a Reference List

Infographic and Discussion Questions: Why the Workforce Matters
The Why the Workforce Matters infographic visually depicts why it is important for child welfare agencies to focus on developing and supporting their workforce. This document and provides discussion questions to help instructors explore this infographic with their students. Infographic Reference List

Leadership and Workforce Development Resource List
This document provides a comprehensive list of workforce development and leadership resources that can be adapted for use by social work educators. Developed for the public, private and tribal child welfare workforce, these tools can be inserted into the social work curriculum via existing social work courses, field programs, and continuing education offerings. 

Leadership Competency Model and Framework
This document provides the NCWWI competency framework, which reflects the multi-dimensional nature of the child welfare field and the corresponding complex and diverse body of knowledge and skills. It describes the approach and resource documents used as the basis for the NCWWI competency framework, and, for each competency, offers a definition and a proficiency ladder, with examples for each level.

Leadership Tool Kit Assignments
This document provides examples for how educators can adapt activities in the Learning and Living Leadership Tool Kit for classroom and field education.  

Making a Difference #2: Traineeship Legacies and Lessons Learned
This webinar session offers a range of insights from experienced social work educators involved in the 2009-2014 NCWWI Traineeships who answer questions and provide examples of lessons learned – i.e., what they learned to do and not to do, and when to do it and how – to support best practice approaches for BSW and MSW education of students for child welfare careers. 

MSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s MSW traineeship programs which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited MSW programs. 

Racial Equity
This page includes resources related to racial equity, along with guidance on how to use them in the classroom and/or field placements. 

Real Stories with Discussion Questions
This page includes real stories from the child welfare field along with discussion questions and a film festival tool kit. 

Realistic Job Previews
Realistic Job Previews are designed to present a balanced view of both the rewards and demands of child welfare positions in order to align the goals and expectations of applicants with the requirements of child welfare work. The goal of an RJP is to improve the fit between the applicant and the job, increasing job satisfaction and reducing the number of new staff who quit because their job roles and demands were not what they had envisioned. These tools can be used in seminars with students to explore their expectations for child welfare work. 

Research Summaries
NCWWI has developed more than fifty 1-page summaries of seminal research articles on child welfare workforce topics. Each provides a description of the resource, pulls out the critical findings and provides some implications for our work. This page provides guidance on using these research summaries with students. 

Roundtable Discussion: Teaching About ICWA
This roundtable discussion, held on February 14, 2017, was hosted by the NCWWI University Partnerships programs and includes discussion of how to teach social work students about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The group reviews the importance of teaching about ICWA as well as how to teach about ICWA in a standalone course and how to incorporate the concepts into the curriculum.

Social Work Leadership in Organizations Syllabus
This course Social Work Leadership in Organizations is organized around the Adaptive Leadership framework and has integrated a number of NCWWI resources into the course content.  The course includes a 5 part assignment that asks students to identify a change initiative in their field placement and then use the Adaptive Leadership framework and Implementation Science to think through the leadership and implementation strategies that would support the change initiative.  The course also utilizes the University Partnership Adaptive Leadership eLearning module. 

Special Collection of Racial Equity Resources
This list of resources supports child welfare staff and leaders as they confront implicit bias, implement system changes, and work to achieve racial equity within their organizations and across systems. The nine categories contain tools, guides, assessments, and curricula which are used to increase understanding, facilitate dialogue, deliver training, analyze current policies, and implement sustainable strategies. 

Supervision Course Syllabus 
This course on Supervision in Social Services has incorporated the Adaptive Leadership framework includes a final assignment that asks student to define a problem, issue or concern within their field placement or agency and develop an intervention and explore and apply adaptive leadership principles as they relate to the intervention.  

Traineeship Programs: Promising Approaches & Strategies
This document provides descriptions of 12 programs selected to receive federal funds for each of five years to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners either enrolled or planning to enroll in accredited social work programs.

Tribal Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s Tribal traineeship programs, which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited BSW or MSW programs.

Twelve NCWWI Traineeship Programs: Comprehensive Summary of Legacies & Lessons Learned
This document summarizes the commonalities across the three NCWWI Traineeship program types – MSW, BSW and Tribal1 and offers the collective legacy – the activities, accomplishments, initiatives in both curriculum and field, in collaboration with agency partners – and provides recommendations for schools of social work interested in preparing students for professional child welfare practice through the provision of traineeships.

Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit Assignments
This document provides examples of how to use the NCWWI Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit worksheets as assignments for students.