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.

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pdf Leadership Competency Framework Guide (210 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf NCWWI Communications Guide: How to Advance Organizational Goals through Effective Messaging, Storytelling, and Public Relations (403 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Virtual Training Icebreakers (4601 downloads) Popular

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

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default Tools for Tribes (103 downloads) Popular

Tribal child welfare programs shouldn’t have to reinvent every wheel. With a cooperative and co…

pdf ICWA Flow Charts (148 downloads) Popular

This series of flowcharts serves as a guide for making decisions related to ICWA.

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pdf Applying a Racial Equity Lens to a Change Project (1395 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 (7733 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Supervision Participant Summary (1642 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Tips for Coaching Remotely (899 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Child Welfare Safety Assessment and Planning During COVID 19 and Physical Distancing (1482 downloads) Popular

This document describes ideas from the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC) for how to conduct…

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pdf Headington Self Care Inventory (760 downloads) Popular

This scale examines some of the more effective physical, psychological and spiritual methods of s…

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pdf Telework Application Self Assessments (789 downloads) Popular

This self-assessment from Washington State can be used by workers and supervisors to assess an in…

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pdf Child Welfare Field Operations Telework Program Handbook (572 downloads) Popular

This handbook provides policies and procedures used by Washington State to operationalize their t…

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pdf Tip Sheet: Productively Working from Home (5497 downloads) Popular

This tip sheet provide examples of strategies for productively working from home.

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pdf Virtually Supervising Child Welfare Professionals During a Pandemic (990 downloads) Popular

During the pandemic crisis, supervisors must consistently engage their staff and assess caseworke…

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pdf Fcilitating Video Conferences and Webinars (5427 downloads) Popular

This tools provides a checklist and guidance for facilitating video conferences and webinars.

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pdf Supervision During Physical Distancing: Tools and Guidance (4583 downloads) Popular

This document proivdes guidance for supervising duing physical distancing, including how to prepa…

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pdf Kinship Navigator Programs Practical Tips and Resources (158 downloads) Popular

A tip sheet for kinship navigator programs, with background information and additional resources<…

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default Successful Video Visits With Young Children (97 downloads)

Video visits with young children pose special challenges due to their developmental needs. This t…

default Tool for Engaging the Legal Community in Implementing Family First (87 downloads)

This tool lays the groundwork for state and local child welfare agencies to partner with the lega…