Retention

Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace Equity

This learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists explored research on experiences of workplace discrimination in child welfare and discuss strategies for university and agency partners to build towards more equitable workplaces. The panel discussion was followed by a small group peer-to-peer exchange […]

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Preventing Early Departures Among the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary

Early caseworker departures can have far-reaching consequences for agencies, leaving families feeling uncertain and wasting hiring and training resources. This study looked at workers who departed within six months of hire and those who continued with their employment. Significant factors for early departures included worker characteristics and organizational factors.

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Satisfactions and Stressors Experienced by Recently-hired Frontline Child Welfare Workers

Many child welfare workers choose their positions due to their interest and commitment in protecting children and derive a sense of satisfaction from their work and serving children and families. However, child welfare workers commonly experience stress and burnout. High rates of turnover for child welfare workers occur within the first few years of hire

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Recruitment and Retention of Child Welfare Workers in Longitudinal Research

A longitudinal panel study that recruits workers at hire and follows them over time provides an opportunity to empirically examine the contributors of turnover and retention. Longitudinal studies encounter several obstacles that threaten the validity of findings. Foremost, high, disproportionate participant attrition rates can lead to differences between targeted populations and sampled populations, and these

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Staff Retention in Child and Family Services Workbook 6: Recruiting and Selecting the Right Staff in Child and Family Services

This workbook in the series provides information on promising practices and tools for recruiting and selecting front line staff; includes profiles of desirable qualities needed in front-line supervisors and staff and methods for developing effective collaborations with universities.

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SMARRT Manual: Strategies Matrix Approach to Recruitment & Retention Techniques

This manual is designed to enhance capacity for more effective child welfare recruitment, selection, training, and retention practice, by providing child welfare professionals with practical, hands-on tools and information, new ideas, and sufficient background information on complex topics to ask informed questions, know where to turn for additional resources, and begin the process of implementing

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Staff Retention in Child and Family Services Workbook 1: The Role of Leaders in Staff Retention

The manual is a tool to enhance capacity for more effective child welfare recruitment, selection, training, and retention practice. The manual includes research-based findings, as well as a wide range of experiential information and practical “how-to” information from published literature and internet websites.

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