Discusses the importance of organizations making space for staff discussion, well-being, and working at the organizational level to address Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) at scale.
This study explores physiological stress among child welfare professionals before and after the removal of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in June 2021.
This resource explores child welfare caseworkers’ perspectives on how organizational changes during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic affected their work. It also provides recommendations for sustained organizational change child welfare programs can make to improve practice and policy.
A brief summary of how some states are working with communities to create an organizational climate that champions social work in ways that improve outcomes for children. Tips for success are outlined.
A summary of the inception of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Family Safety Program and the role of the QIC-WD in helping to strengthen their workforce.
This video describes common challenges and the important role workers had in selecting a workforce intervention to test as part of the QIC-WD project. It also summarizes the interventions selected to address a variety of workforce strategies.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services (CFS) partnered with the QIC-WD to strengthen its child welfare workforce. The team created CFS Strong to address secondary traumatic stress (STS). This video features CFS staff discussing how STS impacts their job and how CFS Strong is designed to address it. The …
The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families is implementing telework to strengthen their child welfare workforce. This video highlights their early experience with implementation from the perspective of workers, supervisors, and administrators.
In this video, Gage Latscha, a Child and Family Services Specialist (CFSS) within the state of Nebraska, shares his personal reflections as a participant in CFS Strong, the workforce intervention being tested by the QIC-WD. CFS Strong was developed to address ongoing and acute traumatic experiences inherent in child welfare work. Part of CFS Strong …
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services redesigned the child welfare worker job to strengthen their workforce and reduce worker turnover. DCFS worked with the QIC-WD to create a new job, the Child Welfare Team Specialist, and reorganize workers into Permanency and Prevention teams. This video discusses the challenges DCFS faced related to turnover …