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
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.
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
NCWWI, the Child Welfare League of America, and CWLA’s Emerging Leaders Committee partnered to provide this webinar focused on wellness for emerging leaders in public and not-for-profit organizations. Recognizing that leadership happens at all levels, this webinar features a panel of public and private agencies implementing multifaceted strategies that support employee wellness and professional development
Review this webinar to hear about ways to build resilience for child welfare professionals. Learn more about tools and resources available to help yourself and your clients respond with resilience in the face of challenges. Attendees will engage in practical approaches for coping with personal and workplace stress. Access handouts on the NCWWI website: ncwwi.org/ncwwi-webinars/
Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer presents practical tips and tools for us to integrate well-being into our lives, our work, and our organizations to allow us to support those we serve in sustainable ways.