This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing workload
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.
Large caseloads and excessive workloads in many jurisdictions can make it difficult for child welfare caseworkers to serve families effectively, and reducing and managing caseloads and workloads are not simple tasks for child welfare administrators. Nevertheless, agencies are addressing these challenges and successfully implementing a variety of strategies to make caseloads and workloads more manageable.
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 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.
“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.