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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 A Holistic Framework for Child Welfare Worker Well Being (64 downloads)

This document describes a holistic child welfare worker well-being framework, identifies the thre…

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pdf Social Work Degrees Are Leading the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary (576 downloads) Popular

This 1-pager provides a summary of the research on how individuals with social work degrees perfo…

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pdf Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Understanding Moral Distress (371 downloads) Popular

This document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series e…

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pdf Racism as Trauma: NCWWI 1-page Summary (1734 downloads) Popular

This document examines results from a study exploring the experiences of 13 Indigenous child prot…

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pdf Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary (3308 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 (1071 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Moral Distress: NCWWI 1-page Summary (6491 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 (7332 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 (3365 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 (2812 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 (219 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 (234 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 (1252 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 (3976 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 (3200 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 (5007 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 (2354 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 (2527 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 (3063 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 (881 downloads) Popular

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

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