Workforce Development Month

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NCWWI's Workforce Development Framework describes the key elements of an effective child welfare workforce and evidence-informed strategies to develop each component (image below). To celebrate Workforce Development Month, we have chosen to highlight a few resources that can support this work.



Community Context

Creating a Supportive Community Context (Microlearning)

Get on the Balcony (Microlearning)

Impact of Public Perceptions on Child Welfare Workers (1-Pager)

Inclusivity/Racial Equity

Racial Equity Discussion Guide

Promoting Racial Equity Through Workforce and Organizational Actions (Infographic)

Addressing Racial Equity in Foster Care Placements (1-pager)


Realistic Job Previews (1-Pager)

Recruitment and Retention (1-Pager)

Attracting the Best (Microlearning)

Education/Professional Development

University-agency Partnerships (1-Pager)

Multi-system Education for Better Outcomes (1-Pager)

Partnerships as a Pathway to Change (Real Story Video)


Changing Supervision Lenses: Zooming In and Out (Real Story Video)

Supporting the Virtual Workforce (Webinar Recordings)

Supervision (1-Pager)


Introduction to Leadership and Workforce Development (Online Learning)

Leadership Competency Framework

Diversity in Leadership (1-Pager)


Casework Teaming to Manage Workload, Enhance Effectiveness and Boost Morale (1-Pager) 

Effective Workload Management (1-Pager)

Resilience and Burnout (1-Pager)

Work Conditions and Benefits

Understanding Trauma-Informed Practice (1-Pager)

Addressing Trauma through a Culture of Resiliency (Real Story Video)

Why the Workforce Matters (Infographic)

Practice Supports

Evidence-based Practice & Schools of Social Work (1-Pager)

Competency-based Workforce Development: A Synthesis of Current Approaches (Brief)

How Practice Models Offer Practice Support in Child Welfare (Real Story Video)

Organizational Culture and Climate

Organizational Culture & Retention (1-Pager)

Microaggressions in the Child Welfare Workforce (1-Pager)

Internal and External Job Resources (1-Pager)