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.
TRANSFORMING MISSOURI’S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

TRANSFORMING MISSOURI’S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

The Missouri Children’s Division faced big challenges prior to 2014. Too many children were in out-of-home care, child welfare workers approached practice inconsistently, and the state was plagued by high staff turnover rates. This is the story of how the division collaborated on a workforce excellence project to design and implement a new practice model to address these issues.

Workforce Excellence in Missouri from National CW Workforce Institute on Vimeo.