Learn how several jurisdictions are implementing strategies to recruit and retain a strong child welfare workforce.
Researchers drew on social learning theory (SLT) to study the relationship between learning culture and preparation for work and professional development among child welfare caseworkers (n = 1,790) using secondary organizational health survey data collected through a multi-site child welfare workforce project.
Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health
This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics describes how relational health can be employed to build resilience and mitigate childhood toxic stress by partnering with families and communities. A paradigm shift from a problem-focused model to a solution-based approach would actively engage youth and their families in developing strategies to cope with current
The Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) provides substance use disorder prevention (SUD Pv) training and technical assistance and capacity building services to support SUD Pv workforce development throughout California. CPI seeks to empower people to successfully respond to the dynamic, complex, and shifting SUD Pv needs across the state.
In this roadmap created by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), advocates and academics lay out how marijuana tax revenues can be invested into communities and vulnerable youth, as well as families and caregivers. By emphasizing a healing-centered and trauma-informed approach, the roadmap describes how stable relationships, coaching for local organizations, cross-sector collaboration,
With MI now an approved practice for federal funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, Chapin Hall is committed to helping agencies implement this practice with fidelity to ensure the best outcomes for families. This guide provides a roadmap through the MI planning and implementation process including: planning and readiness, implementation and change management,
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
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.
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
Evaluators from NCWWI conducted a longitudinal assessment of Leadership Academy participant experience (satisfaction, relevance, knowledge gains and application, change project, and coaching) and gathered feedback from multiple sources related to Academy implementation (training director, trainers, coaches, and the NCWWI Leadership Development Specialists who supported Academy implementation). This report summarizes evaluation results and offers lessons learned