REAL STORIES FROM THE FIELD
The Real Stories project is a multimedia collection of workforce development stories from students, faculty, and child welfare professionals at all levels. Each project provides unique, first-person insight into the impact that NCWWI initiatives and partnerships are having on workforce and child welfare practice across the country.
A STATES APPROACH TO CHANGE AND CHANGING
This podcast, developed in collaboration with the Child Welfare Information Gateway, shares an example of how one state changed its approach to staff development, as well as provides insight on the “must-haves” and lessons learned in moving away from isolated interventions and toward a targeted and cohesive strategy. We tell the story of how the Connecticut Department of Children and Families improve its workforce by: (1) using outcome data to identify the specific staff attributes and technical barriers to address; (2) engaging and receiving buy-in from partner agencies and organizations; and (3) applying implementation science and assistance from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute to improve manager and supervisor leadership.
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