Document Category: Education/Professional Development

American Indian/Alaska Natives Curriculum Content Evaluation Guide

In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s competency-based education standards and social work competencies this curriculum content guide provides general information that social work educators should know when working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

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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Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and Practice

Held on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through partnerships between schools of social work and child welfare training units in public and tribal child welfare organizations. Panelists shared examples from partnerships in Georgia and Minnesota.

Learning & Living Leadership Tool Kit

This tool kit is your opportunity to develop and practice your leadership skills so that you can positively impact children, families, and your community. A leadership development plan, built from a competency-based framework, and based on a self-assessment, will guide you in developing the critical leaderships skills necessary for success.

A Checklist for Emerging Leaders

This document provides tips and resources to promote the development of emerging leaders’ critical leadership skills, and ways child welfare programs can support their growth.

Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involving four university social work programs in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services. The study included 245 stipend graduates and examined the program’s influence on their organizational commitment, professional identity, and intent to stay in the field.