• Workforce Development Month

    Workforce Development Month

    We hope you will join us in celebrating Child Welfare Workforce Development Month throughout September 2019! Explore
  • We Are Child Welfare

    We Are Child Welfare

    What do child welfare workers do? Learn about the important role these hard-working individuals play in supporting families, youth, and children in your community. Explore
  • Welcome to the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

    Welcome to the
    National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

    Our purpose is to increase child welfare practice effectiveness through diverse partnerships that focus on workforce systems development, organizational interventions, and change leadership, using data-driven capacity building, education, and professional development.
  • The NCWWI Leadership Academies Curricula & Training Materials

    The NCWWI Leadership Academies Curricula & Training Materials

    The NCWWI Leadership Academies provide supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented decisions, and leading people. This online and in-person curriculum, along with step-by-step implementation guides, are now available! Explore
  • Online Learning Opportunities

    Online Learning Opportunities

    Access engaging, interactive online learning that builds skills in leadership, workforce development, and change implementation. Explore
  • National Webinar Calendar

    National Webinar Calendar

    This comprehensive list includes free webinars that are sponsored by a range of organizations, including NCWWI. Explore
  • Workforce Development Framework

    Workforce Development Framework

    The newly updated Workforce Development Framework (WDF) guides agency leaders to improve the health of their child welfare workforce. Explore
  • Real Stories From the Field

    Real Stories From the Field

    Learn about workforce success from all over the country. Explore

Webinar held May 28, 2014

Child Welfare Means Change Management: Stories & Lessons Learned from LAMM Alumni was the third webinar in the NCWWI 4-part national mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013).

Through the real life stories of LAMM alumni, we share what the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers has learned over the last five years about sustainable systems change, change management and leadership in the field of child welfare. The triumphs and challenges illustrated in their stories provide relevant lessons and strategies that you can apply to current work situations, leadership skills and change efforts.

Our panel of presenters includes:

  • Vannessa Dorantes, Torrington Area Office Director, Connecticut Department of Children and Families 
  • Jenny Hinson, Division Administrator for Permanency, Child Protective Services Division, Texas Department for Family and Protective Services
  • Tricia Mosher, Independent Consultant/Coach/Trainer 
  • Deborah Reed, Project Manager, Leadership Academy for Middle Managers, Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, Portland State University School of Social Work 
  • Scott Steuby, Statewide Human Services Manager, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Children’s Administration


Recording and Handouts