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.

Folder Education/Professional Development


Folder University Partnerships
Folder Training
Folder Performance Management
Folder Mentoring
Folder Coaching


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pdf 10 Secrets to Amazing Curriculum (42 downloads)

The document provides ten tips for preparing and delivering effective trainings. 

pdf A Guidebook for Building Organizational Effectiveness Capacity: A Training System Example (19 downloads)

This document provides guidelines for promoting constructive and instructive dialogue among diffe…

pdf A National Review of Child Welfare Pre-Service Curriculum Development Methods and Training Materials (19 downloads)

This national child welfare training curriculum review informs the development of Florida’s pre…

pdf A New Key to Success: Guidelines for Effective Staff Development and Training Programs (17 downloads)

This document is designed to provide basic information about the essential components for effecti…

document Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Child Welfare: On the Job Training Manual for Supervisors of New Employees (20 downloads)

This guide offers supervisors a way to complement day-to-day supervision and contains (1) suggest…

document Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying and Non Case Carrying Supervisors (San Francisco) (18 downloads)

This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for case carrying and non-cas…

pdf Basics of Coaching: A Brief Review of Recent Literature (19 downloads)

This literature review describes the definition and benefits of coaching, when coaching is an eff…

pdf Best Practices: Mentoring (29 downloads)

This tool assists agencies in creating a case for mentoring by outlining critical steps in develo…

default Boundaries and Professional Conduct (19 downloads)

This training video identifies the role boundaries play in the work of child welfare; identifies …

pdf California BASW Student Competencies (17 downloads)

This document provides BASW competencies linked to a common core of knowledge, values, and skills…

pdf CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Final Report (14 downloads)

This document provides statistics about the students graduating from the 22nd cohort from CalSWEC…

default CASCW Video Wall (24 downloads)

This website explores various issues surrounding child welfare, posing questions and offering a f…

pdf CFPM Training and Coaching: Best Practices and Lessons Learned (19 downloads)

This document shares important best practices for training and coaching of a practice model. …

pdf Child Protective Services Transformation: Evaluation of CPS Professional Development (25 downloads)

This report presents findings related to the CPS Professional Development model for new caseworke…

pdf Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers - Supervision, Consultation & Support (23 downloads)

This manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers; d…

default Child Welfare Information Gateway: Learning Center (27 downloads)

This webpage contains Children's Bureau's knowledge-building resources, including interactive tra…

default Child Welfare Information Gateway: Peer Supervision (20 downloads)

This webpage provides resources that describe recent efforts to provide new child welfare workers…

pdf Child Welfare Traineeships: 12 Comprehensive Program and Innovation Summaries (16 downloads)

This document offers a summary of the 12 NCWWI Traineeship Programs, providing a snap-shot of the…

pdf Child Welfare Training from the Individual Worker Perspective (California) (15 downloads)

This brief presents information gather from individual workers to examine their viewpoints in ord…

pdf Coaching in Child Welfare (33 downloads)

This issue brief supports child welfare administrators, managers, and supervisors in understandin…