This brief explores the concepts that underlie narrative change work and what these mean for measurement; think more about measuring narratives as part of complex systems; and offer further consideration of issues of equity and power.
Document Tag: Report/Paper
This report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines how child welfare agencies responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the challenges affected both child protective and foster care services.
The NCWWI Advisory Board was charged to “reimagine” the child welfare system by focusing on promoting child and family well-being. Through their deliberations and recommendations, this “re- envisioning” document, Child Welfare Systems Change, was generated to inform ways to build a child welfare system that is family-centered, anti-colonial, and anti-racist. In the three-tiered prevention approach, …
This bulletin provides a brief overview of the problem of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system. It then describes practices that child welfare caseworkers, administrators, program managers, and policymakers can implement to address these issues in general and at specific decision-making points along the child welfare continuum.
This report compiles the work of two projects launched by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to move forward research on Native Americans in social work education. The first is a a data collection initiative on Native American students and faculty, as well as Native American content in social work curriculum. The second is …
The following jurisdictional snapshots spotlight 12 different state, county, and national models and approaches to coaching child protection agency staff.
This article shares the authors’ observations of patterns of behavior by whites and people of color as we have experienced them in their racial equity capacity building work.
This report provides the results of the Coronavirus-19 Workforce Needs Assessment (COVID-19 WNA) that was conducted in two state and two county public child wefare workforce excellence sites in May 2020. It includes information on office safety, communication, professional support, and the impacts of COVID-19 on the workforce and the work with children and families.
This document describes how and why NCWWI created a Racial Equity Team. It includes considerations for developing and structuring the team, grounding the work, communicating, evaluating, and focusing on Tribal child welfare and other external impacts.
This banded dissertation contains three related products: a conceptual article, a research article, and the development of an original social work course. Together the products conceptualize, research, and envision how accredited social work programs can integrate tribal sovereign status relevant theories and concepts into curriculum to prepare social workers to collaborate and work with Indigenous …