Education/Professional Development

The Data Equity Framework

The Data Equity Framework is a systematic process that provides you with a set of tools, checklists, and practices that allow you to identify and understand each place in your work where you are embedding a worldview or prioritizing a lived experience. It equips you and your team to make those choices intentionally in a […]

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Peer Groups

The Center for States offers opportunities for child welfare professionals to connect virtually with peers working in similar practice areas or on common initiatives through networks called peer groups. This page provides an overview of these peer groups and steps to request membership.

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HHS Could Play a Greater Role in Helping Child Welfare Agencies Recruit and Retain Staff

This report identifies (1) the challenges child welfare agencies face in recruiting and retaining child welfare workers and supervisors, (2) how recruitment and retention challenges have affected the safety and permanency outcomes of children in foster care, and (3) workforce practices that public and private child welfare agencies have implemented to successfully confront recruitment and

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Supporting Quality Contacts Through Supervisor-Worker Coaching

Explore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals. Offers one-on-one coaching techniques aimed at enhancing the quality of caseworker contacts with children, youth, and families. This tip sheet presents coaching steps and tips that supervisors can use to help workers strengthen their skills, build confidence, and make

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State-Tribal Partnerships: Coaching to ICWA Compliance

Provides resources for state and tribal cofacilitators to conduct a three-day in-person training designed to build collective understanding of tribal experiences. Facilitators will model and cultivate collaborative relationships between state and tribal participants to promote sustainable partnerships and increase Indian Child Welfare Act compliance through collective action planning. This learning experience provides training guidelines, a

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