Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce
Webinar held February 20, 2013
Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce, was the second special bonus session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action – the NCWWI’s National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce.
This special session provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare. Presenters explain the definition of EBP and the impact of EBP on workforce development. Participants then hear about implementing EBP in child welfare, including the stages of organizational readiness, approaches to implementation, and factors that influence successful uptake. Presenters share information about the resources available through the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, as well as a range of examples from jurisdictions that have effectively implemented EBP, discussing current trends, challenges and controversies, as well as lessons learned and tips for success.
- Charles Wilson, MSSW, Director of the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse and Senior Director and Sam and Rose Stein Endowed Chair in Child Protection, Chadwick Center for Children & Families, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.
- Jennifer A. Rolls Reutz, MPH, Research Coordinator at the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) and California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.
- Greg E. Rose, Deputy Director, Children and Family Services Division, California Department of Social Services.
- Virginia C. Strand, DSW, Professor and Co-Director, National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, and NCWWI Traineeships Peer Network Coordinator.
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- Competency-Based Recruitment, Screening & Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention & Organizational Resiliency
- Improving Supervision by Collaboration, Transparency & Accountability: The Impact of Missouri’s Supervision Advisory Committee
- The New Jersey Fellows Program: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Leadership and Case Outcomes through Improved Data Management & Accountability
- Coaching to Support Solution-Based Casework in Child Welfare
- Design Teams & Learning Circles: Agency- & Unit-level Interventions for Improving Organizational Climate & Culture
- Casework Teaming to Reduce Workload, Enhance Effectiveness & Boost Morale
- Learning & Living the NCWWI Leadership Model
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- Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare
- Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports
- Beyond Child Welfare Education & Training: Pennsylvania’s Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement & Organizational Effectiveness