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6 Self-Care Strategies

This one-page summary provides six examples of self-care strategies including, listening to music, yoga, aromatherapy, massage, and mindfulness apps. 

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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 this dynamic university-agency partnership.…

Biases: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document describes the biases that can create barriers to organizational change and gives pointed recommendations for confronting and changing…

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Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon…

Caseload/Workload Studies: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the three research briefs which provides information summarizing recent studies and reports that underscore the importance of…

Casework Teaming to Manage Workload, Enhance Effectiveness and Boost Morale (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar on casework teaming designed reduce caseworker isolation and workload; improve workforce retention; and strengthen…

Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that shares essential elements for employee engagement and retention strategies. Link to webinar is…

ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases the development, implementation, and outcomes of ChildStat, a creative, data-driven, systemic leadership…

Citizen Involvement in Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article “What Do We Know About Strategies for Involving Citizens in Public Child Welfare: A Review…

Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child Welfare (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights the core elements of a solution-based casework coaching model necessary to support…

Cohort Effect: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This article reports findings from an evaluation of a university-based child welfare training program focusedon increasing the retention of knowledgeable,…

Commitment in Public Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes three journal articles that highlight findings of research exploring influences on recruitment and retention of public and…

Competency-based Recruitment, Screening & Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention & Organizational Resiliency (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights multiple strategies and interventions to enhance an agency’s capacity to recruit, select,…

Cultural Competence: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article “Beyond Cultural Competence: What Child Protection Managers Need to Know and Do” which addresses issues…

Cultural Responsiveness: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an article that discusses the initiative "The Diversity Scorecard" being implemented in higher education to address closing the achievement…

Culturally Competent Systems of Care: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article, “Culturally Competent Systems Of Care with Latino Children and Families”,  which describes an evaluation of…

Data-driven Performance Improvement: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Use Of Data to Assess Performance And Promote Outcome Achievement by Public and Private Child…

Decision-making in Child Protection: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes a study focused on the second cohort of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being that…

Design Teams & Learning Circles: Agency- & Unit-level Interventions for Improving Organizational Climate & Culture (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that shares two innovative methods supported by the Western Workforce Project sites in Denver,…

Distance Education: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes assessment data on a workforce development strategy (Pathways Program) which provides accredited social work education, beginning with advising…

Diversity in Leadership: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper shares findings from two studies that examined the influence of racial similarity/dissimilarity on supervisor and subordinate relationships and…

Educational Preparation: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an article addressing the use of Title IV-E funding in both BSW and MSW programs and looks…

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the chapter, “On Leadership” by D. Goleman which describes that while intellect, big picture thinking, and long-term…

Evidence-based Practice Implementation Model: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Advancing a Conceptual Model of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Public Service Sectors,” which proposes a…

Evidence-based Practice Implementation: NCWWI 1-Page Summary

This 1-page summary provides an overview of the three core components of organizational readiness for evidence-based practices identified in the…

Evidence-based Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an article examining the ways in which evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation has been shaped by organizational context and processes…

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…

Impact of Public Perceptions on Child Welfare Workers: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article, “Measuring the impact of public perceptions on child welfare workers” which explores how societal perceptions…

Implementing Evidence-based interventions: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article, “Overcoming Challenges to Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare: A Matter of Necessity,”…

Implications of Mindfulness-Informed Interventions for Trauma-Focused Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This resource summarizes a study that evaluated the results of providing mindfulness training sessions to parents. (2019)

Improving Supervision by Collaboration, Transparency & Accountability: The Impact of Missouri's Supervision Advisory Committee (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights action steps and strategies taken to organize, develop and sustain the Supervision…

Inclusive Organizations: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes contemporary research across the social sciences to provide evidence-based recommendations for leveraging diversity and the individual-level (employees…

Internal and External Job Resources:1-page Summary

This document summarizes a study that used the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) Model with 1,917 caseworkers from three states…

Leadership and Inclusion: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document explores the role of authentic leadership (AL) in enhancing perceptions of inclusion and also examines two outcomes potentially related…

Learning & Living the NCWWI Leadership Model (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that provides an in-depth exploration of the NCWWI’s Leadership Model for child welfare. Link…

Learning Organizations: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Strategies for Transforming Human Service Organizations into Learning Organizations: Knowledge Management and the Transfer of…

Meaningful Family Involvement: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes the article “New Roles for Families in Child Welfare” which examines the strategies and approaches child welfare…

Mentoring Child Welfare Staff: NCWWI 1-page Summary

The paper summarizes the article “Initiating and Sustaining a Mentoring Program for Child Welfare Staff,” which describes an evaluation of…

Microaggressions (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes an article that evaluates microaggressions and proposes possible approaches to handling situations in which microaggressions occur. The…

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Microaggressions in the Child Welfare Workplace: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This resource summarizes the qualitative responses on the topic of microaggressions in the workplace from 30 social workers who identified…

Moderating Abusive Supervision: NCWWI 1-page Summary

According to research, almost 60% of employees will experience an abusive supervisor in their workplace. This article summary looks at the…

New Jersey Fellows: Building Capacity in "Managing by Data" to Improve Leadership, Frontline Practice & Case Outcomes (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases an innovative program to build capacity in “managing by data” to support…

Organizational Climate Interventions: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes two research studies provide information regarding the impact of two targeted organizational interventions on caseworker turnover and…

Organizational Culture: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes two research studies that address the impact of individual, supervisory, and organizational factors on organizational culture and…

Organizational Environment: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a journal article that examines the direct and indirect effects of climate and culture on outcomes for…

Organizational Leadership: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Organizational Leadership and Its Impact on Social Workers’ Job Satisfaction: A National Study”, which reports…

Organizational Readiness: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper provides a summary of the new 7-factor model that reflects the items that most contribute to organizational readiness…

Organizational Social Context: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Assessing the Organizational Social Context (OSC) of Child Welfare Systems: Implications for Research and Practice,”…

Organizational Support and Turnover Intention: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes an article exploring the roles of leader–member exchange (LMX, or the relationship between supervisor and caseworker) and…

Performance Measurement: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes findings from a collaborative initiative and qualitative study that examined the experiences of four nonprofit human service…
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