Document Category: University Partnerships

Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involving four university social work programs in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services. The study included 245 stipend graduates and examined the program’s influence on their organizational commitment, professional identity, and intent to stay in the field.

Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy Guide

The BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to help identify and act on policy opportunities that will ultimately prevent and mitigate the Pair of ACEs and build community resilience to help children, families and communities thrive.

Reducing Disparities through Indigenous Social Work Education: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper highlights effective and inclusive education designed to address the dramatic overrepresentation of Indigenous families in North American public child welfare systems including a pathway to “decolonizing” social work education by honoring and integrating Indigenous knowledge into social work education to support culturally responsive child welfare.

CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California

The Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) sets national standards for the identification and assessment of competencies in the education of social work students through the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). This document details the competencies within EPAS for Title IV-E stipend recipients within California.

Multi-system Education for Better Outcomes: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an evaluation of a graduate program for child welfare, mental health, and education professionals that used a trauma-informed, resiliency-based curriculum. The program intended to deepen students’ understanding of their systems and to encourage more effective interaction and advocacy across the professions. The “glue” was the theoretical knowledge related to the key concepts …

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Beyond Professional Education, Training: Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement, Organizational Effectiveness

This webinar describes university-agency relationship-building and developing continuity among county-based child welfare systems; highlights the array of workforce development strategies implemented through a dynamic university-agency partnership; and shares lessons learned and tips for other agencies seeking to better prepare, train and support child welfare staff, and strengthen the effectiveness of their own organizations and university-agency …

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Motivational Interviewing as a Practice Innovation in Child Welfare

This webinar is an opportunity to hear about implementing Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a practice innovation in child welfare agencies from two perspectives that cover: the context of trainers’ workforce project, why MI fits with child welfare, and the implementation process for this training project.

BSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons Learned

This document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s BSW traineeship programs, which were developed to support professional education for current or prospective child welfare practitioners in accredited BSW or MSW programs.

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