The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services (CFS) partnered with the QIC-WD to strengthen its child welfare workforce. The team created CFS Strong to address secondary traumatic stress (STS). This video features CFS staff discussing how STS impacts their job and how CFS Strong is designed to address it. The …
The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families is implementing telework to strengthen their child welfare workforce. This video highlights their early experience with implementation from the perspective of workers, supervisors, and administrators.
This blog post explains what a pandemic is and the stress that it causes. To learn more, watch this 25-minute excerpt from a recent QIC-WD webinar.
Stress is often driven by feeling a lack of control over things you once had control over. This lack of control can create feelings of anxiety, depression, and even anger. This blog post highlights some elements of self-care that can help you stay present and regain a sense of control where you can.
Work and personal relationships are essential to your well-being during this pandemic. During a pandemic your relationships may be challenged. This blog post highlights some strategies to help you maintain various elements of your personal life – from self-care, to effectively communicating with your partner and talking with your children. To learn more, watch this …
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services redesigned the child welfare worker job to strengthen their workforce and reduce worker turnover. DCFS worked with the QIC-WD to create a new job, the Child Welfare Team Specialist, and reorganize workers into Permanency and Prevention teams. This video discusses the challenges DCFS faced related to turnover …
This video features child welfare workers and supervisors discussing how work-related secondary traumatic stress (STS) impacts them personally and professionally.
This video features child welfare workers and supervisors discussing the coping skills they use to address secondary traumatic stress (STS).
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services partnered with select counties to implement a supportive supervision and resiliency intervention. This video highlights the experience of workers, supervisors, and administrators who were involved in Coach Ohio, their intervention to support the child welfare workforce.
An overview of humor in the workplace.