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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 Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary (2005 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involv…

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pdf Advancing Inclusivity by Caucusing: NCWWI 1-page Summary (794 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes experiences successfully implementing racial identity-based caucusing in…

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pdf Moral Distress: NCWWI 1-page Summary (3279 downloads) Popular

This summary describes the findings of a study that examined moral distress experiences among 1,8…

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pdf Preventing Early Departures Among the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary (5242 downloads) Popular

Early caseworker departures can have far-reaching consequences for agencies, leaving families fee…

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pdf Effective Training for Trauma Informed Care: NCWWI 1-page Summary (3110 downloads) Popular

This study explores how the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, in partnership with Va…

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pdf Peer Support and Workforce Retention: NCWWI 1-page Summary (2387 downloads) Popular

This article explores how different types of peer support are associated with staff retention. Th…

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pdf Implications of Mindfulness-Informed Interventions for Trauma-Focused Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary (142 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a study of mindfulness training sessions for parents which showed how in…

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pdf Moderating Abusive Supervision: NCWWI 1-page Summary (131 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a study that explored factors related to teaming to see if they buffered…

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pdf Using Smart Phones as Practice Support: NCWWI 1-page Summary (1076 downloads) Popular

The summary describes how a smartphone app helped reinforce content from a training program for r…

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pdf Addressing Racial Disparity in Foster Care Placement: NCWWI 1-page Summary (3504 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a case study that identified aspects of child welfare practices that con…

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pdf Direct Practice Contact: Predicting frontline workers' time with clients: NCWWI 1-page Summary (2944 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a study that examined worker, client, agency, and societal factors that …

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pdf Effective Workload Management: NCWWI 1-page Summary (2414 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a study that surveyed 1,263 workers in a Midwestern state to determine f…

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pdf Understanding Trauma-Informed Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary (2043 downloads) Popular

This document describes how one child welfare program used an extensive case review process to as…

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pdf Reducing Disparities through Indigenous Social Work Education: NCWWI 1-page Summary (1708 downloads) Popular

This paper highlights effective and inclusive education designed to address the dramatic overrepr…

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pdf Trauma Informed Practice with American Indian/Alaska Native Populations: NCWWI 1-page Summary (2096 downloads) Popular

This paper describes how to develop a trauma-informed lens for working with American Indian/Alask…

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pdf Microaggressions in the Child Welfare Workplace: NCWWI 1-page Summary (621 downloads) Popular

This resource summarizes the qualitative responses on the topic of microaggressions in the workpl…

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pdf Technology Supports Practice Improvements: NCWWI 1-page Summary (227 downloads) Popular

This document describes how technology supported the uptake of practice improvements related to t…

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pdf Multi-system Education for Better Outcomes: NCWWI 1-page Summary (220 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes an evaluation of a graduate program for child welfare, mental health, an…

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pdf The Views of Many: 360 feedback for child welfare leadership development: NCWWI 1-page Summary (1551 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a study that evaluated a 360 feedback and assessment process for child w…

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pdf Resilience After Violence: NCWWI 1-page Summary (255 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes an article that reviews the prevalence of workplace violence in child we…

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