Mental Health and the Child Welfare Workforce

This infographic describes the workforce mental health crisis, the impacts of not supporting employees’ well-being, and how child welfare organizations can support employee mental health and well-being. Screen reader version is available here: https://ncwwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/NCWWI-mental-health-infographic_SCREEN_READER-1.docx

Why Coaching is Worth Your Investment

This infographic describes why it is important for child welfare programs to invest in coaching to support employees and their leadership development. Screen reader version: https://ncwwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/NCWWI_Infographic_Why-Coaching-is-Worth-Your-Investment_SCREEN-READER1.docx

What Makes a Good Learning Culture: NCWWI 1-page Summary

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.

2022 Signature Report, Investing in Equity: Sustaining hope for children and families

Casey Family Programs recognizes that the safety and well-being of children must be seen in the context of their families, and that the stability and resilience of those families must be seen in the context of the conditions in the communities where they live. Improving the lives of children and families requires addressing the social …

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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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Caseload and Workload Management

Large caseloads and excessive workloads in many jurisdictions can make it difficult for child welfare caseworkers to serve families effectively, and reducing and managing caseloads and workloads are not simple tasks for child welfare administrators. Nevertheless, agencies are addressing these challenges and successfully implementing a variety of strategies to make caseloads and workloads more manageable. …

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Supporting a Culture of Wellness for Emerging Leaders

NCWWI, the Child Welfare League of America, and CWLA’s Emerging Leaders Committee partnered to provide this webinar focused on wellness for emerging leaders in public and not-for-profit organizations. Recognizing that leadership happens at all levels, this webinar features a panel of public and private agencies implementing multifaceted strategies that support employee wellness and professional development …

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Learning and Living Leadership Tool Kit Webinar

Leadership can happen from “every seat,” and you’ll need to be at your very best to lead into the future. This webinar, held on September 21, 2022 is an opportunity to reflect on your leadership style and skills through the lens of the NCWWI Leadership Competency Model and explore activities that build leadership competencies.

Leadership Academy Coaching Materials

NCWWI has found that coaching leads to higher competency gains and supports the application of leadership skills in the workplace. We use a development coaching model (not performance coaching) that focuses on raising awareness of thoughts, assumptions, values, beliefs, mindset, and emotions that drive actions and behaviors. Access our current leadership academy coaching materials to …

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