Document Category: Turnover

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

2016 State Roundtable Report: Caseworker Retention Workgroup (Pennsylvania)

This report explores the data and impact of retention and turnover of Pennsylvania’s child welfare caseworkers. Also included in the document are slides from Helen Chalane, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW and Mike Byers, MSW’s presentation titled Child Welfare Workforce Retention: State and National Perspectives and Chester County DCYF slides on onboarding. Add to My Resources 1

Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce: Hiring and retaining the right people on the frontline

Recognizing that turnover, retention and hiring the right people during organizational stress is difficult, the Annie E. Casey Foundation put together a five-step process to measurably improve the vacancy rates and assist in caseworker decision-making. The process briefly goes over the inspiration and vision building process, then dives deeper into the how-to of implementation with …

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Recruitment & Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article “In Search Of Innovation: A National Qualitative Analysis of Child Welfare Recruitment and Retention Efforts”, a national qualitative study that explores recruitment and retention strategies within state child welfare agencies and the perceived effectiveness of these strategies examines utilized and underutilized strategies that have been employed to help alleviate child …

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Commitment in Public Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes three journal articles that highlight findings of research exploring influences on recruitment and retention of public and private child welfare employees and the effect of worker commitment to their agency and the field. The studies offer suggestions of innovative methods to improve workforce retention. Add to My Resources 0