Document Category: Change Implementation

The Impact of Turnover on Families Involved in Child Welfare

This brief consists of thirty resources divided into three sections (Impact, Community Voice, and Systems Transformation) that examine the impact of turnover and highlight the importance of studying and developing strategies to address this topic.

COVID-19 Lessons Learned for Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This resource explores child welfare caseworkers’ perspectives on how organizational changes during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic affected their work. It also provides recommendations for sustained organizational change child welfare programs can make to improve practice and policy.

NCWWI Leadership Academy

The NCWWI Leadership Academy provides supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented decisions, and leading people. Academy graduates across the country are pioneering positive changes in their agencies and strengthening child welfare program effectiveness to support the success of children, youth, and families.

Dear Leaders Tool

This resource includes starting points for child welfare leaders who seek to bring family voice and power into the system.

Safe & Connected™ Practice Model

A model of practice that includes a research-informed framework, engaged assessments based on strengths, needs and risks, analytical decision making in partnership with families and the process of evidence-based practice.

Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model

This paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that aligns with the requirements of Family First, addresses the unique needs of families within local communities and ensures that selected programs and practices can be implemented with quality. It is designed to help child welfare …

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Kids Count Data Center

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States.

Annie E. Casey Family First Communication Toolkit

A downloadable toolkit to help child welfare leaders, providers, advocates, and others talk about how the Family First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act can help improve out­comes for chil­dren and families.

Family First Toolkit Part 3: Evaluating & Improving Quality

The tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: evaluating and improving quality. These tools focus on identifying and collecting the necessary data for Family First CQI and provide guidance to help jurisdictions build the infrastructure for a CQI process that identifies gaps in performance, explores underlying conditions, and promotes …

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