Document Category: Data-Driven Decision Making

Connecting HR and Child Welfare Data

Child welfare and human resources (HR) data need to be connected to answer important workforce questions. This video highlights some of the common challenges when trying to link the two data sets and how the QIC-WD is overcoming those challenges.

The Challenge of Measuring Turnover in Child Welfare

To address the challenge of turnover in child welfare it is important to understand why people leave, when they leave, and what we know about the workforce. This video explores what agencies can do to better measure and understand turnover.

Worker Turnover is a Persistent Child Welfare Challenge – So is Measuring It

The QIC-WD team has spent five years working with public child welfare agencies to implement and study efforts to address turnover, and data about the impact of those efforts are forthcoming. In addition, our work with agencies has affirmed the need to standardize how turnover is measured (both within an agency and across jurisdictions) and …

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How Can Child Welfare Agencies Leverage Data to Address Important Workforce Questions?

Child welfare agencies experience workforce turnover (14-20% annually) that can be costly and result in poorer outcomes for children and families. Although turnover is often acknowledged as a significant problem, it is not one that is easily understood or addressed. The following tips and strategies being implemented by jurisdictions working with the QIC-WD may be …

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AFCARS Reports

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with title IV-E agency involvement. Presents national estimates of foster care and adoption population characteristics and breakdowns via state.

Leadership Academy Evaluation Guide

This guide provides an overview of evaluation activities and resources that a state, county, tribal, or private child welfare agency can use to evaluate their delivery of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) Leadership Academy.

Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace Equity

This learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists explored research on experiences of workplace discrimination in child welfare and discuss strategies for university and agency partners to build towards more equitable workplaces. The panel discussion was followed by a small group peer-to-peer exchange …

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