Resource Library

NCWWI develops and hosts workforce development resources for child welfare practitioners, supervisors, managers, leaders, students, faculty, researchers, policymakers and other professionals. Our resources have been organized into 15 different topical categories and subcategories, which can be accessed by clicking on the links below. If you prefer to search our resources by keyword or type, or to search within a particular topical category, simply use the search function below.
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pdf How the Child Welfare System Works (122 downloads) Popular

This factsheet provides a brief overview of the child welfare system and its purposes and functio…

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pdf Transforming Child Welfare Systems Impact of Homelessness and Housing Instability (22 downloads)

Identifies impact of homelessness and housing instability on child welfare involvement and placem…

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default How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options Podcast Series (9 downloads)

This webinar series presents stories from the field that illustrate how agencies are changing org…

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pdf Getting Everyone on the Same Page: Child Welfare Workers’ Collaboration Challenges on Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence (9 downloads)

This study explores child welfare workers’ perspectives on collaboration challenges specific to…

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default Building a New Narrative on Human Services: A Communications Toolkit (59 downloads)

This communications toolkit includes a collection of framing research, recommendations, and sampl…

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default Child Welfare Information Gateway: Citizen Review Panels (74 downloads)

This webpage provides various resources, which include State and local examples, focusing on the …

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default Child Welfare Information Gateway: Public Awareness & Creating Supportive Communities (74 downloads)

This webpage provides resources and information focused on creating public awareness as part of a…

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default FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (37 downloads)

This website provides services to the CBCAP community through targeted training and technical ass…

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pdf Impact of Public Perceptions on Child Welfare Workers: NCWWI 1-page Summary (206 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes the article, “Measuring the impact of public perceptions on child welfare…

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default National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Child Welfare Systems of Care Grantees (52 downloads)

This webpage provides resources to support grantees’ efforts to improve outcomes for children a…

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default Parent Leadership (42 downloads)

This webpage provides approaches to mobilizing parents to be effective change agents on behalf of…

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default Stories of Parent Leadership (44 downloads)

This webpage provides excerpts from interviews of parent leaders who work in their communities an…

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default Systems of Care Communication Toolkit (49 downloads)

This toolkit incorporates successful communication strategies, communication products that suppor…

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default Systems of Care Coordination of Services and Service Array Toolkit (83 downloads)

This toolkit outlines how to integrate a comprehensive array of services and supports to actualiz…

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default Systems of Care Governance Toolkit (28 downloads)

This toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in conducting or supervising day-to-day …

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default Systems of Care Policy Action Guide (34 downloads)

This guide is a capacity building tool that supports the process of identifying and advancing pol…

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default Systems of Care Policy Toolkit (38 downloads)

This toolkit outlines how to forge policy to sustain system of care work and provides examples of…

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default Systems of Care Toolkits (31 downloads)

This toolkit is a compilation of nine easily navigable guides—discussing related activities, ta…

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pdf Evaluating Community Engagement: An Evaluation Guide and Toolkit for Practical Use (19 downloads)

This guide offers tips for evaluating community engagement. It is intended to be a practical, han…

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pdf Rural Child Welfare Practice (37 downloads)

This issue brief is an introduction to understanding rural communities and their needs. It explor…

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