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. Utilize our a Real Stories Tool Kit to bring together colleagues/staff, students, and/or community members for rich discussions about innovative workforce development initiatives.
LEARNING, LEADING, CHANGING

LEARNING, LEADING, CHANGING

For decades, the approach to workforce issues in child welfare was crisis-driven. Workers were not sufficiently supported, and states struggled to meet outcomes. In 2008, this began to change when the Children’s Bureau funded the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI). By bringing together tribes, states, agencies, and universities in partnership, NCWWI has transformed the child welfare field by developing purposeful interventions that have brought the workforce to the forefront of sustainable change.

Learning, Leading, and Changing from National CW Workforce Institute on Vimeo.