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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 Using Smart Phones as Practice Support: NCWWI 1-page Summary (931 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Leadership Competency Framework (1138 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: NCWWI 1-page Summary (3123 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 (2783 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 (1965 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Effective Workload Management: NCWWI 1-page Summary (2171 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 (1723 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Tips for Coaching Remotely (1090 downloads) Popular

This document provides several tips for how to coach someone remotely.

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pdf Facing the Pandemic With Emotional Agility (893 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a podcast episode where Susan David, PhD disusses how to use emotion to …

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pdf Reducing Disparities through Indigenous Social Work Education: NCWWI 1-page Summary (1366 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 (1522 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Telework in Child Welfare (1432 downloads) Popular

This research summary explores the common elements of telework programs that agencies should be a…

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pdf Virtual Meetings in Child Welfare (1183 downloads) Popular

This research summary explores the current technology that is available and robust enough to host…

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pdf Top Ten Reasons You (and Your Organization) Need Coaching More Than Ever Right Now (675 downloads) Popular

This document, developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, explains why choaching is an important str…

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pdf Microaggressions in the Child Welfare Workplace: NCWWI 1-page Summary (513 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 (173 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 (163 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 (1376 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Umbrella Summary: Emotional Intelligence Tests (106 downloads) Popular

A summary of workforce research evidence on emotional intelligence tests relevant to the child we…

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pdf Umbrella Summary: Employee Engagement (136 downloads) Popular

A summary of workforce research evidence on employee engagement relevant to the child welfare fie…

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