Researchers drew on social learning theory (SLT) to study the relationship between learning culture and preparation for work and professional development among child welfare caseworkers (n = 1,790) using secondary organizational health survey data collected through a multi-site child welfare workforce project.
This study explores physiological stress among child welfare professionals before and after the removal of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in June 2021.
As the third paper in a series of three, this article presents a study on the Anishinaabe worldview perspectives of Center staff and allies related to systems change in child welfare. The authors conducted interviews to analyze processes of systems change and provide examples, and guidance at the tribal, county, and state levels.
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.
This summary examines the correlation between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) parents who are involved in ICWA cases, their exposure to trauma, and how that affects their ability to care for their children.
This 1-pager summarizes a study where authors interviewed 16 regional- and state-level public child welfare agency administrators representing 13 states on the inequities they see in the child welfare system, the major challenges they’ve experienced advancing antiracist practice, and strategies they believe will be successful in moving practice forward.
The authors developed a culturally responsive leadership framework (CRLF) to address context, distributive leadership, and cultural responsiveness. Examining these elements strengthens an organization’s ability to meet the changing needs of employees and communities and helps leaders create inclusive environments for diverse stakeholders.
This article, which is the second in a series of three, examines the social work education program at the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare at University of Minnesota, Duluth, and its effect on the 8 students who were interviewed.
This product summarizes how leaders can use retention reviews to collect ideas on how to improve employees’ work experiences and recognize their efforts.
Burnout is a significant concern among child welfare professionals, leading to high turnover and reducing service quality. This document summarizes a study that examines how hope and resilience can reduce burnout and turnover in the child welfare workforce.