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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 What Child Welfare Workers Need in a Pandemic (17 downloads) New

This infographic summarizes a Workforce Needs Assessment conducted with four public child welfare…

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pdf Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (41 downloads)

This document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the August 18, 2020,…

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pdf Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment Public Workforce Excellence Sites Cross-Site Summary Report (69 downloads)

This is a cross-site summary report of results from NCWWI's four public (two county and two state…

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pdf Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Leadership and Supervision (312 downloads) Popular

This document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the July 21, 2020, N…

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pdf NCWWI Communications Guide: How to Advance Organizational Goals through Effective Messaging, Storytelling, and Public Relations (191 downloads) Popular

The NCWWI Communications Guide (the Guide) helps child welfare programs’ initiate or improve th…

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document Caring for the Workforce: Webinar Chatlog Summary (949 downloads) Popular

Participant ideas and resources from the NCWWI Supporting the Virtual Workforce webinars Virtual …

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pdf Developing the Workforce: Webinar Chatlog Summary (561 downloads) Popular

Participant ideas and resources from the NCWWI webinars Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Convert…

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pdf Technology Supports for the Workforce: Webinar Chatlog Summaries (569 downloads) Popular

Participant ideas and resources from the NCWWI webinar Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Using So…

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pdf Using Smart Phones as Practice Support (521 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Virtual Training Icebreakers (4272 downloads) Popular

This document lists 10 icebreakers that can be used during virutal training.

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pdf Leadership Competency Framework (757 downloads) Popular

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) Leadership Competency Framework, updat…

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pdf Addressing Racial Disparity in Foster Care Placement (2106 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Applying a Racial Equity Lens to a Change Project (1333 downloads) Popular

This worksheet provides a list of questions to ask before implementing any change project, to ens…

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pdf Racial Equity Discussion Guide (5775 downloads) Popular

This discussion guide provides key messages, reflection questions, and resources for engaging par…

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pdf Direct Practice Contact: Predicting frontline workers' time with clients (2322 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Supervision Participant Summary (1496 downloads) Popular

Participants volunteered strategies during the Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Virtual Supervis…

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pdf Effective Workload Management (1239 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 (1437 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 (930 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 (1003 downloads) Popular

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

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