Document Category: Worker Safety

The Critical Role of Child Welfare Workers

“Social workers are the unsung heroes…” This video highlights the critical role that child welfare workers play on the frontlines – they manage threats and work everyday to keep children safe.

Pivoting During the Pandemic

This video features workers, supervisors, and administrators discussing the challenges they faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some of changes that have positively impacted the child welfare workforce.

Psychological Safety

An overview of psychological safety in the workplace, its value, what contributes to it and how it can be increased.

Worker Safety Literature Review

This report is designed to review protocols and procedures for ensuring workplace safety in health and human service agencies. The research included in this report consists of information from worker safety trainings and published worker safety guidelines with a few noted worker safety studies. The research will discuss tips for maintaining safety in an office …

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Public Child Welfare Workers’ Safety Experiences: Predictors and Impact on Job Withdrawal Using Mixed-Methods Approach

This paper describes a qualitative study to understand both child welfare workers’ safety experiences during their home visits, and the individual and organizational factors that influence their safety concerns. The specific research objectives were to (1) understand child welfare workers’ workplace violence experiences, (2) examine predictors of safety concerns, and (3) examine a relationship between …

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NASW Guidelines for Social Worker Safety

These guidelines address safety within the context of social work practice and aim to inform social workers, policymakers, employers, and the public about the importance of social worker safety in agency and field work; provide a basis for the development of social work undergraduate, graduate, and field placement practice and agency in-service programs, continuing education …

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Resilience After Violence: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an article that reviews the prevalence of workplace violence in child welfare, describes prevention strategies, suggests a framework for responding to violence, and applies the framework to an event that occurred in a public child welfare workplace.