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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Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Grant # HHS-2018-ACF- ACYF-CT-1350. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funder, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services.