NCWWI Frameworks

The Workforce Development Framework

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) Workforce Development Framework (WDF) can guide agency leaders to improve the health of their child welfare workforce. The WDF describes the key elements of an effective workforce and evidence-informed strategies to develop each component. The WDF’s inner circle describes the process for assessing organizational workforce gaps and implementing workforce strategies while the outer one delineates the components. Leaders can use this framework to develop a comprehensive approach to improving the health of their workforce. Together, the Process and Components compose the Workforce Development Framework (WDF) developed by NCWWI.

Hover your mouse over the various elements of the model below to learn more and utilize NCWWI's Resource Library to support your efforts. For a full description of the model and examples of component strategies, review the Workforce Development Framework (WDF) Brief .