Work Conditions and Benefits

State Roundtable Reports on Caseworker Retention

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

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FOCUS on Workforce Wellness

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

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HHS Could Play a Greater Role in Helping Child Welfare Agencies Recruit and Retain Staff

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

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