This brief discusses the current workforce crisis and provides recommendations on ways child welfare programs can enhance their recruitment efforts.
Document Category: Workforce Development Planning
The authors developed a culturally responsive leadership framework (CRLF) to address context, distributive leadership, and cultural responsiveness. Examining these elements strengthens an organization’s ability to meet the changing needs of employees and communities and helps leaders create inclusive environments for diverse stakeholders.
This infographic describes how child welfare organizations can center child welfare worker well-being to better support children and families.
This flyer provides an overview of the New Jersey Safe and Sound Culture, including definitions of the Five Rs of Safe and Sound.
Held on May 26, 2022, this learning exchange focused on how universities and agencies engage social work students and graduates as emerging leaders. Panelists shared examples from partnerships in Arkansas and Erie County (NY).
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.
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 …
In this video, Megan Paul, QIC-WD Workforce Team Lead, discusses how to calculate turnover in a child welfare agency.
Child welfare systems should foster a healthy organizational culture and climate and improve the well-being of the child welfare workforce. Attention to issues of racial equity, in all facets of the organization and workforce, is particularly critical. This video discusses how child welfare organizations can create equity in the workforce by promoting diversity, emphasizing the …
This document summarizes a study that used survey and administrative data from 485 Oregon Department of Human Services caseworkers to investigate how family or child case severity and job resources impact workers’ decisions to stay in the field.