Document Tag: Overview/Summary

Promoting Antiracist Child Welfare Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary

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 the field forward.

Worker Turnover is a Persistent Child Welfare Challenge – So is Measuring It

The QIC-WD team has spent five years working with public child welfare agencies to implement and study efforts to address turnover, and data about the impact of those efforts are forthcoming. In addition, our work with agencies has affirmed the need to standardize how turnover is measured (both within an agency and across jurisdictions) and …

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Supervision in a Virtual Workplace

The QIC-WD sites, like other child welfare agencies around the country, pivoted to virtual supervision quickly due to the pandemic. Most supervisors were unprepared for managing a virtual workforce and are learning by doing. In this QIC-Take we share what we are learning from QIC-WD sites and others, as well as links to advice on …

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How Can Child Welfare Agencies Leverage Data to Address Important Workforce Questions?

Child welfare agencies experience workforce turnover (14-20% annually) that can be costly and result in poorer outcomes for children and families. Although turnover is often acknowledged as a significant problem, it is not one that is easily understood or addressed. The following tips and strategies being implemented by jurisdictions working with the QIC-WD may be …

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Communication is Key to Success

Organizational communication describes a connection between poor communication, negative attitudes towards the workplace, and decreased worker satisfaction. Conversely, in an environment where communication is valued by management, staff can be encouraged to participate in practice and policy change. The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is working with eight jurisdictions to develop and test …

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Recruitment

An overview of recruitment, its value, and how recruitment efforts can be improved.