Document Category: Education/Professional Development

Cohort Effect: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This article reports findings from an evaluation of a university-based child welfare training program focused on increasing the retention of knowledgeable, competent, and experienced child protective service workers. Students across three cohorts reported three critical elements were essential in their trajectory through the program and continued professional success.

Strengthening University/Agency Research Partnerships to Enhance Child Welfare Outcomes: A Toolkit for Building Research Partnerships

This document is designed to serve as a toolkit for developing child-welfare research capacities by setting the context within the current child welfare service delivery and social work research  environment; providing information on child welfare research funding streams and structures of child welfare research centers and partnerships; addressing opportunities and challenges faced by those interested …

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Tribal Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned

This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s Tribal traineeship programs, which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited BSW or MSW programs.

Distance Education: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes assessment data on a workforce development strategy (Pathways Program) which provides accredited social work education, beginning with advising and developing an academic plan and leading to BSW or MSW degree through distance learning modalities. 

MSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned

This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s MSW traineeship programs which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited MSW programs. (

CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Final Report

This document provides statistics about the students graduating from the 22nd cohort from CalSWEC’s Title IV-E Stipend program, tracking students from their initial enrolment to their final year of contract obligation and providing information and updates to the program itself. 

Evidence-based Practice; Schools of Social Work: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This is a 1-page summary of an article that discusses how schools of social work can better meet the needs of students in learning the tenets of evidence-based practice (EBP), and further support the broader social work community in the adoption, integration, and sustainability of evidence-based practices in community settings (e.g. mental health, child welfare, etc.).