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
Work Conditions and Benefits
This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing work conditions and benefits.
Learn about child welfare workforce turnover, its challenges to child protection agencies, and the impact it has on children and families.
Learn how several jurisdictions are implementing strategies to recruit and retain a strong child welfare workforce.
This report shares some of what we have heard from those on the inside of foster care and child welfare. The voices in this report speak powerfully to the challenges that confront the nation as we seek to protect and nurture vulnerable children.
The State Roundtable establishes workgroups to research and address statewide areas of concern for the PA Dependency System. Workgroup membership includes judges, child welfare professionals and other key stakeholders based on the topic. Each year, Workgroups prepare State Roundtable Reports outlining the progress of the group, research conducted and recommendations to address the areas of
This article discusses some of the reasons for turnover in the child welfare workforce. It also discusses the costs to families, the system, and the state. The article ends with suggestions towards solutions.
A newsletter with multiple articles focused on worker wellness. One article provides practical actions coworkers can engage in with one another. Another article focuses on getting leadership to learn and understand the importance of trauma-informed care and how that knowledge and understanding can lead to support for the teams they work with. A third article
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