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Education/Professional Development:
Education at universities and colleges generates a pool of workforce candidates with foundational knowledge, while professional development prepares newly hired staff with the knowledge and skills to do the job and seasoned staff with ongoing skill development and potential for advancement. Determining the educational preparation most relevant for a position also leads to opportunities for partnership with institutions of higher learning. Schools that seek racial equity in educational outcomes for students also contribute to a diverse workforce by successfully recruiting, supporting, preparing, and graduating a diverse student body. Resources in this category include coaching, mentoring, training, and supporting university-agency partnerships.

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NCWWI Education and Professional Development Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Professional Development., 2022
Improving the Child Welfare Workforce Through Training: Common Questions and Evidence-Informed Answers from the QIC-WDTraining is often the first intervention child welfare agencies use to address critical workforce development issues. This QIC-Tip aims to …, , , , 2021
Diversity TrainingAn overview of diversity training, its value, and how it works., , , 2020
Informal Learning BehaviorsAn overview of informal learning behaviors (self-directed, intentional activities to acquire knowledge and skill outside of formal learning environments), why …, , , , 2020
Emotional Intelligence TrainingAn overview of emotional intelligence training and its connection to workplace outcomes., , , , 2021
Pre-Training InterventionsAn overview of pre-training interventions and their value., 2021
Training TestsAn overview of training tests, including any form of knowledge assessment intended to gauge learning from training, and their value., 2021
Pedagogical AgentsAn overview of using lifelike characters presented on a computer screen that guide users through multimedia learning environments, otherwise known …, 2021
Seductive Details in TrainingAn overview of including seductive details, interesting but unimportant details that are not necessary to achieve the instructional objective, in …, 2021
After-Action ReviewsAn overview of After-Action Reviews (AAR), a systematic technique that turns a recent event into a learning opportunity through a …, , , , 2021
Video FeedbackAn overview of video feedback as a training method., 2021
Conversational Style in TrainingAn overview of a combination of stylistic strategies to personalize instructional text for learners, otherwise known as conversational styles and …, 2021
Leadership TrainingAn overview of leadership training and its’ value., , 2021
Self-Explanation in TrainingAn overview of a process by which learners generate inferences about causal connections or conceptual relationships, otherwise known as self-explanation., 2021
Signaling in TrainingAn overview of cues that direct learners’ attention to specific instructional content or that emphasize how the content is organized, …, 2021
Behavior Modeling TrainingAn overview of Behavior Modeling Training (BMT which can be used to train a variety of skills, from interpersonal skills …, , , 2021
Trainee ReactionsAn overview of trainee reactions to training and its’ uses., 2022
Learning StylesAn overview of learning styles and their importance., 2022
The Prevention Services Clearinghouse​A database of placement prevention services that are classified as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria. Family …, , , 2022
Child Welfare Training ToolkitNCSACW developed the Child Welfare Training Toolkit to educate child welfare workers about substance use and co-occurring disorders among families …, , , , n.d.
National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training InitiativeNTI has developed two state-of-the-art, standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals in …, , 2022
Rethinking Child Welfare RecruitmentThis brief discusses the current workforce crisis and provides recommendations on ways child welfare programs can enhance their recruitment efforts., , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Using a Culturally Responsive Leadership Framework: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe authors developed a culturally responsive leadership framework (CRLF) to address context, distributive leadership, and cultural responsiveness. Examining these elements …, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Students’ Experiences of an Anishinaabe-Centered Social Work Education ProgramThis article, which is the second in a series of three, examines the social work education program at the Center …, , , , , , , , 2022
Centering Child Welfare Worker Well-beingThis infographic describes how child welfare organizations can center child welfare worker well-being to better support children and families., , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
How Peer Support Can Reduce Burnout and Improve Worker Well-beingThis infographic describes how peer support can reduce burnout and improve worker well-being, including how organizations can champion peer support …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
ICWA Active EffortsThis brief by the Capacity Building Center for Tribes provides an explanation of Active Efforts as they relate to the …, , , , 2022
ICWA Placement PreferencesThis brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the law and regulations for following preferred placement preferences with …, , , , 2022
ICWA Online Guide: Qualified Expert WitnessThis brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the role of Qualified Expert Witnesses (QEW) in ICWA cases. …, , , , 2022
ICWA Inquiry and NotificationThis overview from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the process for inquiry and notification in ICWA cases and …, , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Engaging Emerging Leaders as a Retention StrategyHeld on May 26, 2022, this learning exchange focused on how universities and agencies engage social work students and graduates …, , , , , , , 2022
American Indian/Alaska Natives Curriculum Content Evaluation GuideIn keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s competency-based education standards and social work competencies this curriculum content guide …, , , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace EquityThis learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists …, , , , , , , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and PracticeHeld on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through …, , , , , , 2022
The Indian Self-Determination Act and Social Work PracticeThis infographic describes how the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) applies to child welfare social work practice with …, , , , , , 2022
Indian Child Welfare TimelineThis infographic provides a timeline for Indian Child Welfare from 1820 to present, , , , , 2022
Learning & Living Leadership Tool KitThis tool kit is your opportunity to develop and practice your leadership skills so that you can positively impact children, …, , , , 2022
Social Work Degrees Are Leading the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 1-pager provides a summary of the research on how individuals with social work degrees perform in child welfare., 2021
A Checklist for Emerging LeadersThis document provides tips and resources to promote the development of emerging leaders’ critical leadership skills, and ways child welfare …, , 2021
Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involving four university social work programs in …, 2021
Supporting Transition to Work as a Child Welfare Retention StrategyThis infographic describes how to support graduates’ transition to work as a child welfare retention strategy., 2021
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Education and Professional DevelopmentThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the November 17, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Education and …, 2020
University Partnership Transition to Work StrategiesThis document lists strategies to support transition to work and the long-term retention of traineeship graduates., 2021
Resource List: Free, Online Training for Child Welfare StaffThis resource list identifies organizations that offer training activities with defined learning objectives that may include a range of modalities, …, 2021
Virtual Training IcebreakersThis document lists 10 icebreakers that can be used during virutal training., 2020
Virtual Social Work Trainer Overview with Learning SuggestionsThis document provides an overview of the University of Utah’s Virtual Social Work Trainer, including information on how to use …2020
Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy GuideThe BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to …2018
Child Welfare Case Studies and CompetenciesThe Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare hopes these cases will be used to enhance both social work education/training …2020
Innovative Approaches to Disseminating Training on the Protective FactorsThis webinar is about innovative ways Strengthening Families training is being provided around the country, including discussion on online training …2019
Reducing Disparities through Indigenous Social Work Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper highlights effective and inclusive education designed to address the dramatic overrepresentation of Indigenous families in North American public …, , 2020
CapLEARNHosted by the Capacity Building Center for States, CapLEARN provides access to training, knowledge, and skills to build child welfare …2020
Expanding North Carolina’s Child Welfare Training CapacityThis newsletter-style publication discusses how to expand North Carolina’s training capacity through training partnerships, program improvement plans, and effective learning …2017
Facilitating Video Conferences and WebinarsThis tools provides a checklist and guidance for facilitating video conferences and webinars.2020
Pennsylvania Child Welfare CompetenciesThis document provides examples of competencies and related behavioral indicators that are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills representative …2018
Realizing the Potential of Research in Child WelfareThis essay discusses our interest in the use of research within the child welfare system in order to: (1) stimulate …2013
Strategies to Promote Research Use in Child Welfare Policymakers, agency leaders, and practitioners need access to meaningful research evidence to ensure that the services their child welfare agencies …2017
Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child WelfareThis webinar explores how child welfare leaders and program developers can work together to adapt an evidence-based approach to the …2018
A Blueprint for Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Child WelfareThis document assists leaders in child welfare in sustainably implementing evidence-based practices. This document breaks down the process into four …2018
Assessing Your Training SystemThis tool consists of a 34-question assessment that can be used to assess the effectiveness of approaches intended to build …2018
CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in CaliforniaThe Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) sets national standards for the identification and assessment of competencies in the education …2017
Implementing Evidence-Based Child Welfare: The New York City experienceThe goals of the preventive services Evidence-Based Model (EBM) initiative are to improve outcomes by improving family functioning and child …2017
Collection of Teaching Resources from NCWWI Traineeship Program SyllabiThis document provides teaching resources that are part of the NCWWI Traineeship Program and are drawn from courses that focus …2012
Collection of NCWWI Traineeship Program SyllabiThis collection of syllabi from the NCWWI Traineeships reflect examples of new courses that focus on child welfare practice as …, 2012
Child Welfare Traineeships: 12 Comprehensive Program and Innovation SummariesThis document offers a summary of the 12 NCWWI Traineeship Programs, providing a snap-shot of the goals and initiatives of …2012
Traineeship Programs: Promising Approaches & StrategiesThis document provides descriptions of 12 programs selected to receive federal funds for each of five years to support professional …2012
Twelve NCWWI Traineeship Programs: Comprehensive Summary of Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document summarizes the commonalities across the three NCWWI Traineeship program types – MSW, BSW and Tribal1 and offers the …2013
Strengthening University/Agency Research Partnerships to Enhance Child Welfare Outcomes: A Toolkit for Building Research PartnershipsThis document is designed to serve as a toolkit for developing child-welfare research capacities by setting the context within the …2008
Tribal Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s Tribal traineeship programs, which were …2019
MSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s MSW traineeship programs which were …, 2013
Multi-system Education for Better Outcomes: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an evaluation of a graduate program for child welfare, mental health, and education professionals that used a …, 2020
Workforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational PreparationWorkforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational Preparation, 2016
Distance Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes assessment data on a workforce development strategy (Pathways Program) which provides accredited social work education, beginning with advising …, 2016
CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Final ReportThis document provides statistics about the students graduating from the 22nd cohort from CalSWEC’s Title IV-E Stipend program, tracking students …2015
Evidence-based Practice; Schools of Social Work: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that discusses how schools of social work can better meet the needs of …, 2016
Transforming MSW field learning: Evidence-based practice and implementation scienceThis webinar presents practical examples of how MSW programs can adjust field curricula to ensure that evidence-based practice and implementation …2015
Linking North Carolina Child Welfare Outcomes with Professionalism of StaffThis paper evaluates the role of the educational background of the caseworker as it relates to outcomes for children and …2011
Creating and Sustaining Effective & Outcome-Oriented Child Welfare University-Agency Research PartnershipsThis brief provides guidance on research-based principles to guide effective partnerships between social work education programs and child welfare agencies …2014
California BASW Student CompetenciesThis document provides BASW competencies linked to a common core of knowledge, values, and skills shared by public child welfare …2013
Facilitation Skills for TrainersThis training course explores American Public Human Services Association’s success factors for facilitators and S.M.A.R.T. plan to trainers for improving …, 2013
Critical Thinking: The Trainer’s RoleThis training course explores the concept of critical thinking as a process and examine the steps involved, explore why critical …2013
Tips and Techniques for Engaging ParticipantsThis training course explores techniques and approaches to tailor training to both participants’ needs as well as the facilitator’s training …, 2012
Transfer of Learning: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that highlights the impact of different training methods on training transfer, including the …, 2016
10 Secrets to Amazing CurriculumThe document provides ten tips for preparing and delivering effective trainings. 2015
Mind the Gap #4: Child Welfare Training Competencies in Action: The Ohio ExperienceThis webinar shares the conceptual framework, essential components and functions of competency-based training systems; demonstrates an online survey process for …2019
Mind the Gap #2: Simulation Labs for Child Welfare Education and TrainingThis webinar provides an overview of developing a Simulation Lab, an innovative technique being utilized with newly-hired children’s services social …2015
A National Review of Child Welfare Pre-Service Curriculum Development Methods and Training MaterialsThis national child welfare training curriculum review informs the development of Florida’s pre-service training for child welfare professionals throughout the …2013
Boundaries and Professional ConductThis training video identifies the role boundaries play in the work of child welfare; identifies appropriate boundaries; and provides scenarios …2012
Trainer Competencies (Ohio)This document is Ohio’s comprehensive listing of all the knowledge and skills required for child welfare staff to do their …2015
Oregon Child Welfare Core: Activity GuideThis guide provides task, assignments and learning objectives for each Oregon Child Welfare Core Training program area: Child Abuse and …2018
Common Core Curricula in CaliforniaThe California Common Core Curricula is publicly available as a resource to the child welfare field and provides information on …, 2017
Child Welfare Training from the Individual Worker Perspective (California)This brief presents information gather from individual workers to examine their viewpoints in order to identify training needs, barriers to …2012
Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Child Welfare: On the Job Training Manual for Supervisors of New EmployeesThis guide offers supervisors a way to complement day-to-day supervision and contains (1) suggested guideline for practice assessment process; (2) …2009
Maximizing Return on Your Training Investment: A Reference Guide for ManagersThis guide outlines the four primary components of a comprehensive system: design, delivery, transfer, and evaluation, and, for each component, …2004
A New Key to Success: Guidelines for Effective Staff Development and Training ProgramsThis document is designed to provide basic information about the essential components for effective staff development and training. Such areas …2010
A Guidebook for Building Organizational Effectiveness Capacity: A Training System ExampleThis document provides guidelines for promoting constructive and instructive dialogue among different agency components to accomplish organizational effectiveness (OE) goals; …, 2012
Specialized Education Training: NCWWI 1-page summaryThis document summarizes the article “A Multivariate Analysis of Training, Education, and Readiness for Public Child Welfare Practice”, which presents …, 2013
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 3: Child Welfare ScholarsHear about a NCWWI university-agency partnership between the University of North Dakota Department of Social Work and the North Dakota …2018
Cohort Effect: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis article reports findings from an evaluation of a university-based child welfare training program focusedon increasing the retention of knowledgeable, …, 2016
Coaching in Child WelfareThis issue brief supports child welfare administrators, managers, and supervisors in understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for …2017
Coaching: A Global Study of Successful PracticesThis study explores the use of coaching in order to determine its popularity, its association with higher performance, the correlation …2018
Improving Employee Performance through Coaching (North Carolina)This issue of Practice Notes describes the importance of child welfare supervisors, managers, and directors use of coaching to enhance …, 2008
Coaching VideosThis site provides three videos from The Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare Practice DVD and one from The CLEAR Coaching …, 2017
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) Tribal Coaching Facilitator’s GuideThis guide for the LAMM Tribal Coaching curriculum is designed to advance tribal leadership of tribal agencies’ change initiatives. The …, , 2013
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) 5-Day Coaching ManualThe manual provides a review of the literature on coaching; the standards of effective coaching practices for LAMM, and their …, , 2013
Coaching in the Field of Child Welfare ToolkitThis toolkit guides the development and implementation of formal, professional coaching within the child welfare context; presents many examples and …2014
Coaching in Child WelfareThis issue brief supports child welfare administrators, managers, and supervisors in understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for …2012
Basics of Coaching: A Brief Review of Recent LiteratureThis literature review describes the definition and benefits of coaching, when coaching is an effective tool, the role of the …, 2010
NRC-OI Supervisor Training Project 2011: Information on Mentoring & Coaching Programs for Child Welfare SupervisorsThis document provides information on what states have been doing to train and support child welfare supervisors, along with available …, 2012
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Peer SupervisionThis webpage provides resources that describe recent efforts to provide new child welfare workers with peer support, supervision, or mentoring …2008
UC-Davis: Coaching in the Field of Child WelfareThis website for coaching in the field of child welfare provides access to information on how to learn and utilize …, 2014
CFPM Training and Coaching: Best Practices and Lessons LearnedThis document shares important best practices for training and coaching of a practice model. 2016
Best Practices: MentoringThis tool assists agencies in creating a case for mentoring by outlining critical steps in developing and implementing a formal …2019
Mentoring Program Manual (Connecticut)This manual provides an overview Connecticut Department of Children and Families’ Mentoring Program, including roles and responsibilities, training materials and …, 2008
Mentoring Child Welfare Staff: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe paper summarizes the article “Initiating and Sustaining a Mentoring Program for Child Welfare Staff,” which describes an evaluation of …, 2013
Supervisor and Mentor Guide FY 2012 (Oklahoma)This guide explains the Oklahoma’s New Worker Development Plan concept, outlines what new staff can expect from the child welfare …2012
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Workforce GuidanceThis chapter offers guidance that all agencies can use to attract and retain a highly competent workforce that has the …, 2010
Rhode Island Individual Learning Needs Survey & Individual Learning PlanThis survey contains a list of competencies specific to the child welfare field, and used by new workers and their …, 2012
Social Workers in Social Services Agencies – Occupational ProfileThis document outlines the various services that social service agencies provide; job functions within these agencies; the benefits and challenges …2011
Texas Child Protective Services Specialist CompetenciesThis graph outlines practice competencies for those working in child protective services.2015
The Universe of Child Welfare Competencies (Ohio)This webpage offers a comprehensive listing of all the competencies required for child welfare staff to do their jobs, which …, 2019
Tool Kit – Identifying a Competency Model for the Jobs in your OrganizationThis tool guide Human Resources Manager and other key HR staff become familiar with the Competency Model and the Competency …2007
Understanding Job Requirements (3.5 minute microlearning)Clear information about the job requirements is a fundamental building block in implementing a workforce development system.  This interactive 3.5 …2016
Washington Developmental Competencies for Social Workers and Social Service SpecialistsThis document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for social workers and social …, 2013
Washington Developmental Competencies for SupervisorsThis document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for supervisors.2013
Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying and Non Case Carrying Supervisors (San Francisco)This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for case carrying and non-case carrying supervisors, and designed …2015
Simulation in Child Welfare Training: Moving Beyond Role PlayThis guide provides an overview of simulation training for child welfare workers including the costs and benefits, considerations for trainer, …2017
Training, Development, and Human Resources ToolkitThis toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in building a system of care training and development program into the …2010
Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare2014
Competency-based Workforce Development: A Synthesis of Current ApproachesThis paper defines and explains a competency-based approach, the rationale for using competency models, the history of competency models, a …, , 2015
Iowa Caseworker Competencies and AssessmentThis survey is designed to assist each social worker with a review of their competencies and individual learning needs; a …, 2014
Maine Caseworker CompetenciesThis report on the competency model summarizes the work of developing the model and includes a description of the Maine …, 2014
Maine Supervisor CompetenciesThis report relates specifically to the competencies of supervisors in the public child welfare system with the long-term goal of …, 2014
Maryland Competencies for Child Welfare WorkersThis chart provides a detailed list of core knowledge, skill and attitude competencies for Child Welfare Workers in Maryland. , 2009
Ohio IHS Caseworker Core CompetenciesThis document provides a list and descriptions of the fundamentals of family-centered child protective services and related skill sets and …, 2012
Ohio IHS Supervisor Related CompetenciesThis document provides a list of various topics specific to supervisor roles in child welfare and the related competencies and …, 2012
Ohio IHS Supervisor Specialized CompetenciesThis document provides a list of various specialized topics specific to supervisor roles in child welfare and the related competencies …, 2012
Ohio IHS Supervisor/Manager CompetenciesThis document provides a list of various topics specific to supervisor and manager roles in child welfare and the related …, 2012
Performance Anchors for Case Carrying Protective Services Worker in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on staff tenure. These …, 2015
Performance Anchors for Case Carrying Supervisor in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on supervisor’s tenure. These …, 2015
Performance Anchors for Non-Case Carrying Protective Services Worker in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on staff tenure. These …, 2015
Performance Anchors Non-Case Carrying Supervisor in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on supervisor’s tenure. These …, 2015
Performance Measurement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes findings from a collaborative initiative and qualitative study that examined the experiences of four nonprofit human service …, 2016
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Workforce GuidanceThis chapter offers guidance that all agencies can use to attract and retain a highly competent workforce that has the …2010
Rhode Island Individual Learning Needs Survey & Individual Learning PlanThis survey contains a list of competencies specific to the child welfare field, and used by new workers and their …, 2012
Social Workers in Social Services Agencies – Occupational ProfileThis document outlines the various services that social service agencies provide; job functions within these agencies; the benefits and challenges …2011
Texas Child Protective Services Specialist CompetenciesThis graph outlines practice competencies for those working in child protective services., 2015
The Universe of Child Welfare Competencies (Ohio)This webpage offers a comprehensive listing of all the competencies required for child welfare staff to do their jobs, which …, 2019
Tool Kit – Identifying a Competency Model for the Jobs in your OrganizationThis tool guide Human Resources Manager and other key HR staff become familiar with the Competency Model and the Competency …2007
Understanding Job Requirements (3.5 minute microlearning)Understanding Job Requirements, 2016
Washington Developmental Competencies for Social Workers and Social Service SpecialistsThis document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for social workers and social …, 2013
Washington Developmental Competencies for Supervisorsv, 2013
Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying and Non Case Carrying Supervisors (San Francisco)This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for case carrying and non-case carrying supervisors, and designed …, 2015
Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying Protective Services Workers (San Francisco), 2015
Colorado Caseworker CompetenciesThis is an extensive list of competencies categorized by skill set and organized numerically based on the fundamentals of family-centered …, 2013
Human Services Management Competencies GuidebookThis guidebook is designed as professional development tool that allows individuals to gauge their current skill-set and to garner feedback …, 2015
Performance Management in the Healthy OrganizationThis webinar clarifies the difference between constructive and destructive criticism, describes a simple formula for delivering performance feedback, identifies helpful …2016
The Employee Performance Review ProcessThis training course focuses on the entire Employee Performance Review process as well as the skills needed to establish performance …2013
Writing Effective Performance StandardsThis training course helps supervisors make connections between performance standards and the agency’s mission, vision and values in order to …2019
Expanding the Evidence Universe: Doing Better by Knowing MoreThis paper offers a five-part set of concrete actions that the philanthropic, public, non-profit, academic, business and entrepreneurial sectors can …2011
A Lot to Lose: A Call to Rethink What Constitutes “Evidence” in Finding Social Interventions that WorkThis paper argues that experimental methodology is a poor fit for judging the impact of social intervention program models; the …2009
How to Scale Up Effective Programs Serving Children, Youth, and FamiliesThis brief reviews the best practices for scale up of effective programs from across the literature and describes the experiences …2015
Video series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child WelfareVideo series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Tying It All Together (Part 5)This video illustrates all five phases of the framework through a single case example. It also discusses how subsidized guardianship …2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)This video describes the Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve phases of the framework, explains how agencies can apply …2015
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)This video introduces two additional phases of the framework: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn. It describes how agencies …2016
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Identify & Explore (Part 2)This video explains the process of building evidence and spreading effective practice in child welfare begins with investigating a problem, …2017
Partnerships, Evaluation, and Effective Practice in Child Welfare: Introducing a New Framework (Part 1)This video introduces a practical guide for strengthening child welfare systems called “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain …2018
Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused Perspective: Supervisor Support SessionThis training course a follow up to the Engaging Clients from a Strength-based Solution-focused Perspective training, and assists supervisors in …2014
Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based Solution-Focused PerspectiveThis training course provides child welfare professionals with an understanding of, and useful strategies for, effective engagement and the appropriate …2012
Mind the Gap #7: Real World Barriers & Strategies for Evidence-based Practice ImplementationThis webinar focuses on the workforce, agency and systemic strategies that can enhance or deter success when trying to incorporate evidence-based …, 2016
Making Replication Work: Building Infrastructure to Implement, Scale-up, and Sustain Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs with FidelityThis report describes a national cross-site evaluation of Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment (EBHV), an initiative to …2014
Evidence-based Practice Implementation: NCWWI 1-Page SummaryThis 1-page summary provides an overview of the three core components of organizational readiness for evidence-based practices identified in the …, 2016
Transforming MSW field learning: Evidence-based practice and implementation scienceThis webinar presents practical examples of how MSW programs can adjust field curricula to ensure that evidence-based practice and implementation …2015
How to Scale Up Effective Programs Serving Children, Youth, and FamiliesThis brief reviews the best practices for scale up of effective programs from across the literature and describes the experiences …2015
Child and Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium Reference ListThis website offers a wide range of research and publications on topics addressing implementation of evidence-based practice., 2017
Finding the Fit: Evidence-Based Practice in MSW CurriculaThis webinar is based upon Janus webinar series participants’ comments, questions and requests, course syllabi and strategies employed in bringing …2015
Integrating Evidence Based Practice in MSW CurriculaThis webinar reviews the various ways graduate programs have integrated teaching evidence–based practice, as well as implementation science and frameworks …2015
Evidence Based Practice in MSW Curricula: Misconceptions and FactsThis webinar introduces the Consortium and the Janus Webinar Series, presents findings from of evidence-based practice preparedness and workforce development, …2015
Evidence Based Practices in North American MSW CurriculaThis study examines the extent to which EBPs are taught in North American Masters of Social Work (MSW curricula). Results …2015
Updated Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based & Promising PracticesThis report, per legislation E2SHB 2536, provides updates to the inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices, and reflects changes …2014
Programs That Work, from the Promising Practices Network on Children, Famlies & CommunitiesThis document provides summaries of all of the programs and practices that credible research indicated are effective in improving outcomes …2014
Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based and Promising PracticesThis document offers an inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices and services delivered to children and juveniles in the …, 2014
Willing, Able –> Ready: Basics & Policy Implications of Readiness as Key Component for Implementation of Evidence-Based InterventionsThis brief describes the role of readiness in implementing and scaling up EBIs, establishing the basics of readiness using the …2014
Using Evidence-Based Constructs to Assess Extent of Implementation of Evidence-Based InterventionsThis brief introduces several constructs that can be used to describe, monitor, and facilitate implementation. It also describes how to …2014
The Importance of Contextual Fit When Implementing Evidence-Based InterventionsThis issue brief advocates proposes a set of core elements drawn from the existing literature that can be used to …2014
Evidence-Based Programs to Prevent Children From Entering & Remaining in the Child Welfare System: Benefits & Costs for WashingtonThis report estimates the monetary value of benefits Washington State would accrue if it implemented evidence-based prevention and intervention programs. …2008
Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the WorkforceThis webinar provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare including the definition of EBP, the impact …, 2013
Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare: Implication for Research & EducationThis PowerPoint presentation outlines the history, challenges and approaches of implementing evidence-based practice into Child Welfare, presenting emerging best practices …2019
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource ParentsThis workshop is a PowerPoint-based training designed to be taught by a mental health professional and foster parent as co-facilitators …, 2011
A Road Map to Implementing Evidence-Based ProgramsThis course provides guidance to facilitate selection and implementation of one of the many evidence-based programs related to prevention and …, 2011
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Treatment Foster Care: A Resource GuideThis resource guide highlights valuable information, references, resources, and tools for implementing Evidence-based Practices (EBPs) in Treatment Foster Care (TFC) …2008
FRIENDS National Resource Center for CBCAP: Evaluation ToolkitFRIENDS National Resource Center for CBCAP: Evaluation Toolkit, 2019
Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: A Guide for Child Welfare Researchers and Service ProvidersThis guide offers a framework for integrating cost analysis into program evaluations as part of child welfare services; providing guidance …2013
Evidence-based Practice Implementation Model: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Advancing a Conceptual Model of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Public Service Sectors”, which proposes a …, 2012
Implementing Evidence-based interventions: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article, “Overcoming Challenges to Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare: A Matter of Necessity,” …, 2013
Permanency Planning Today: Evidence-based PracticeThis issue of Permanency Planning Today provides basic foundational information on evidence-based practice and points the readership toward resources and …2012
Lessons Learned through the Application of Implementation Science Concepts to Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grant ProgramsThis report explores the organizational characteristics, activities, and processes that facilitate the successful implementation of innovative CB discretionary grant projects, …2013
Guide for Child Welfare Administrators on Evidence Based PracticeThis guide provides information on the conditions, challenges, and opportunities of evidence-based practice in child welfare.2012
What’s Standing in the Way of the Spread of Evidence-based Programs?This paper examines the challenges of extending the reach and difference made by evidence-based programs and specifically focuses on the …2017
Funding Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs in Child WelfareThis paper shares eight strategies to help child welfare agency administrators and partners fund and sustain evidence-based programs that benefit …2017
Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare. Link to …, 2014
The Parent‐Child Assistance Program: A Model of Effective Community Intervention with High‐Risk FamiliesThis document provides detailed information about Parent Child Assistance Program, an intervention model created to prevent future births of alcohol …2010
The Benefits of Fatherhood Programs in Community-Based OrganizationsThis brief highlights the importance for community-based organizations (CBOs) to address needs and challenges of fathers and use evidence-based interventions …2016
Organizational Readiness: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper provides a summary of a 7-factor model that reflects the items that most contribute to organizational readiness for …, 2017
Realizing the Potential of Research in Child WelfareThis essay discusses the use of research within the child welfare system with two goals: (1) to stimulate interest in …2013
Research Update: Child Welfare Agencies That Use More Research Evidence Have Higher Rates of Permanency for Children in Foster CareThis publication study shows the more often agency staff used research evidence to learn about children in their care, the …2016
The Permanency Innovations Initiative: An Example of Building Evidence in Child WelfareThis video emphasizes how the PII Approach exemplifies the four criteria of evidence-based policymaking: choose programs, invest, rigorously evaluate, and …, 2016
Evidence Informed Practice in Systems of Care Misconceptions and Realities, Frameworks and FundingThis webinar addresses misconceptions about evidence-based practice, how services within a system of care can select evidence based practices for …2016
Using Evidence to Accelerate the Safe and Effective Reduction of Congregate Care for Youth Involved with Child WelfareThis brief highlights a study that examined the use of residential and congregate care across the states and provides recommendations …2016
Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: A Guide for Child and Family Serving SystemsThis guide provides information and examples of implementation relevant to those working with children and families in the child welfare …2015
Learning What Works: A Guide to Opportunistic Experiments for Human Services AgenciesThis guide introduces human services program operators to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and provides guidance on how to conduct them. …2015
Implementing Evidence-Based PracticesThis document describes key implementation challenges of evidence-based programs and presents research-based strategies that can be used to facilitate sound …2015
Advancing Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Toolkit on Recognizing and Conducting Opportunistic Experiments in the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Policy AreaThis report describes in detail how researchers, policymakers, and program administrators can recognize opportunities for experiments and carry them out; …2015
Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused Perspective: Caseworker Support SessionThis training course is a follow up to the Engaging Clients from a Strength-based Solution-focused Perspective training, and assists caseworkers …2014
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program – Online Curriculum2018
Oregon Child Welfare Core: Activity GuideThis guide provides task, assignments and learning objectives for each Oregon Child Welfare Core Training program area: Child Abuse and …2018
Common Core Curricula in CaliforniaThe California Common Core Curricula is publicly available as a resource to the child welfare field and provides information on …2017
Child Welfare Training from the Individual Worker Perspective (California)This brief presents information gather from individual workers to examine their viewpoints in order to identify training needs, barriers to …2012
Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Child Welfare: On the Job Training Manual for Supervisors of New EmployeesThis guide offers supervisors a way to complement day-to-day supervision and contains (1) suggested guideline for practice assessment process; (2) …2009
Beyond Professional Education, Training: Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement, Organizational EffectivenessThis webinar describes university-agency relationship-building and developing continuity among county-based child welfare systems; highlights the array of workforce development strategies …, 2013
Maximizing Return on Your Training Investment: A Reference Guide for ManagersThis guide outlines the four primary components of a comprehensive system: design, delivery, transfer, and evaluation, and, for each component, …2004
A New Key to Success: Guidelines for Effective Staff Development and Training ProgramsThis document is designed to provide basic information about the essential components for effective staff development and training. Such areas …2010
A Guidebook for Building Organizational Effectiveness Capacity: A Training System ExampleThis document provides guidelines for promoting constructive and instructive dialogue among different agency components to accomplish organizational effectiveness (OE) goals; …2012
Competencies for TrainersThis document provides a generic list of competencies and skills for trainers. Core Competencies include: Competency-Based Inservice Training; Adult Learning; …2002
Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare AgenciesThis document provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies or Tribal leadership teams to build a shared understanding of …2008
National Staff Development and Training AssociationThis website provides resources on organizational development, staff development, and training and a network of membership sharing ideas to build …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Learning CenterThis webpage contains Children’s Bureau’s knowledge-building resources, including interactive training on the importance of family visits and best practice strategies …2019
Beyond Child Welfare Education & Training: Pennsylvania’s Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement, Organizational Effectiveness (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights the array of workforce development strategies implemented through the dynamic university-agency partnership …, 2013
Motivational Interviewing as a Practice Innovation in Child WelfareThis webinar is an opportunity to hear about implementing Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a practice innovation in child welfare agencies …2011
Mind the Gap #2: Simulation Labs for Child Welfare Education and TrainingThis webinar provides an overview of developing a Simulation Lab, an innovative technique being utilized with newly-hired children’s services social …, 2015
A National Review of Child Welfare Pre-Service Curriculum Development Methods and Training MaterialsThis national child welfare training curriculum review informs the development of Florida’s pre-service training for child welfare professionals throughout the …2013
Boundaries and Professional ConductThis training video identifies the role boundaries play in the work of child welfare; identifies appropriate boundaries; and provides scenarios …2012
Trainer Competencies (Ohio)This document is Ohio’s comprehensive listing of all the knowledge and skills required for child welfare staff to do their …2015
BSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s BSW traineeship programs, which were …, 2013
Bilingual Traineeship Program: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis 10-page document offers lessons learned from a traineeship project (implemented through the New Mexico State University’s School of Social …, 2014
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Learning CenterThis webpage contains Children’s Bureau’s knowledge-building resources, including interactive training on the importance of family visits and best practice strategies …2019
Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers – Supervision, Consultation & SupportThis manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers; describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues …2018
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM): 3-Day CurriculumThis competency-based training prepares middle managers to lead meaningful change in our nation’s ability to serve our most vulnerable children, …, , 2018
Simulation Labs for Child Welfare Education and Training (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that provides an overview of developing a Simulation Lab, an innovative technique being utilized …, 2018
Child Protective Services Transformation: Evaluation of CPS Professional DevelopmentThis report presents findings related to the CPS Professional Development model for new caseworkers and synthesizes findings with additional outcomes …2016
Simulation in Child Welfare Training: Moving Beyond Role PlayThis guide provides an overview of simulation training for child welfare workers including the costs and benefits, considerations for trainer, …2017
Training, Development, and Human Resources ToolkitThis toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in building a system of care training and development program into the …2010
Facilitation Skills for TrainersThis training course explores American Public Human Services Association’s success factors for facilitators and S.M.A.R.T. plan to trainers for improving …2013
Critical Thinking: The Trainer’s RoleThis training course explores the concept of critical thinking as a process and examine the steps involved, explore why critical …2013
Tips and Techniques for Engaging ParticipantsThis training course explores techniques and approaches to tailor training to both participants’ needs as well as the facilitator’s training …2012
Transfer of Learning: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that highlights the impact of different training methods on training transfer, including the …, 2016
10 Secrets to Amazing CurriculumThe document provides ten tips for preparing and delivering effective trainings. 2015
Mind the Gap #4: Child Welfare Training Competencies in Action: The Ohio ExperienceThis webinar shares the conceptual framework, essential components and functions of competency-based training systems; demonstrates an online survey process for …, 2019
A New Frontier for Child Welfare in Rural North DakotaAs an MSW student at the University of North Dakota, Skye Albert received a NCWWI traineeship that sent her to …, 2016
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 3: Child Welfare ScholarsHear about a NCWWI university-agency partnership between the University of North Dakota Department of Social Work and the North Dakota …, 2018
ICWA: Working with Native American Families and Tribes – Trainer GuideThis trainer guide reviews the ICWA law and requirements (Spirit of the Law) and the historic context. Keywords: Native American, …2018
Cohort Effect: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis article reports findings from an evaluation of a university-based child welfare training program focused on increasing the retention of …, 2016
Workforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational PreparationWorkforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational Preparation, 2016
Distance Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes assessment data on a workforce development strategy (Pathways Program) which provides accredited social work education, beginning with advising …, 2016
CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Final ReportThis document provides statistics about the students graduating from the 22nd cohort from CalSWEC’s Title IV-E Stipend program, tracking students …2015
Evidence-based Practice; Schools of Social Work: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that discusses how schools of social work can better meet the needs of …, , 2016
University-Agency Partnerships: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article which provides four general strategies necessary for building and maintaining effective university-community social work …, , 2016
Educational Preparation: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article addressing the use of Title IV-E funding in both BSW and MSW programs and looks …, 2016
Transforming MSW field learning: Evidence-based practice and implementation scienceThis webinar presents practical examples of how MSW programs can adjust field curricula to ensure that evidence-based practice and implementation …2015
Linking North Carolina Child Welfare Outcomes with Professionalism of StaffThis paper evaluates the role of the educational background of the caseworker as it relates to outcomes for children and …2011
Using Publicly Available Data to Engage IV-E Students in Research and StatisticsThis curriculum provides Title IV-E and others students interested in public child welfare systems with an overview of the state’s …2013
Creating and Sustaining Effective & Outcome-Oriented Child Welfare University-Agency Research PartnershipsThis brief provides guidance on research-based principles to guide effective partnerships between social work education programs and child welfare agencies …2014
California BASW Student CompetenciesThis document provides BASW competencies linked to a common core of knowledge, values, and skills shared by public child welfare …2013
CASCW Video WallThis website explores various issues surrounding child welfare, posing questions and offering a forum for those working on these issues …2014
Collection of Teaching Resources from NCWWI Traineeship Program SyllabiThis document provides teaching resources that are part of the NCWWI Traineeship Program and are drawn from courses that focus …, 2012
Collection of NCWWI Traineeship Program SyllabiThis collection of syllabi from the NCWWI Traineeships reflect examples of new courses that focus on child welfare practice as …, 2012
Child Welfare Traineeships: 12 Comprehensive Program and Innovation SummariesThis document offers a summary of the 12 NCWWI Traineeship Programs, providing a snap-shot of the goals and initiatives of …, 2012
Traineeship Programs: Promising Approaches & StrategiesThis document provides descriptions of 12 programs selected to receive federal funds for each of five years to support professional …, 2012
Rural & Tribal Child Welfare Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Social Justice through the Education of Rural and Tribal Child Welfare Workforce,” which presents a …, 2012
Specialized Education & Training: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the results from a repeated measures analysis of pre- and post-training tests for newly hired workers at …, 2013
Twelve NCWWI Traineeship Programs: Comprehensive Summary of Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document summarizes the commonalities across the three NCWWI Traineeship program types – MSW, BSW and Tribal1 and offers the …, 2013
Strengthening University/Agency Research Partnerships to Enhance Child Welfare Outcomes: A Toolkit for Building Research PartnershipsThis document is designed to serve as a toolkit for developing child-welfare research capacities by setting the context within the …2008
Tribal Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s Tribal traineeship programs, which were …, 2019
MSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s MSW traineeship programs which were …, 2013