Document Category: Retention

Preventing Early Departures Among the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary

Early caseworker departures can have far-reaching consequences for agencies, leaving families feeling uncertain and wasting hiring and training resources. This study looked at workers who departed within six months of hire and those who continued with their employment. Significant factors for early departures included worker characteristics and organizational factors. Add to My Resources 0

Peer Support and Workforce Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This article explores how different types of peer support are associated with staff retention. The study is based on data from 1,703 child welfare workers employed in one county and two statewide agencies across the country. Add to My Resources 0

Satisfactions and Stressors Experienced by Recently-hired Frontline Child Welfare Workers

Many child welfare workers choose their positions due to their interest and commitment in protecting children and derive a sense of satisfaction from their work and serving children and families. However, child welfare workers commonly experience stress and burnout. High rates of turnover for child welfare workers occur within the first few years of hire …

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Recruitment and Retention of Child Welfare Workers in Longitudinal Research

A longitudinal panel study that recruits workers at hire and follows them over time provides an opportunity to empirically examine the contributors of turnover and retention. Longitudinal studies encounter several obstacles that threaten the validity of findings. Foremost, high, disproportionate participant attrition rates can lead to differences between targeted populations and sampled populations, and these …

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Headington Self Care Inventory

This scale examines some of the more effective physical, psychological and spiritual methods of staying balanced and preventing burnout. If you have any concerns about your state of emotional health, you should consult with a mental health professional. The scale is not a clinical diagnostic instrument and is provided for educational purposes. Add to My …

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Self-Care Music Playlists

This one page document provides examples of music playlists to include in a self-care plan. Add to My Resources 0