Full List of NCWWI Developed Products

TitleContentCategoriesTypeYear
NCWWI Community Engagement Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing community engagement., 2022
NCWWI Inclusivity and Racial Equity Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing inclusivity and …, 2022
NCWWI Organizational Culture and Climate Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing organizational culture …, 2022
NCWWI Practice Supports Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Practice Supports, 2022
NCWWI Work Conditions and Benefits Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing work conditions …, 2022
NCWWI Workload Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing workload, 2022
Centering Child Welfare Worker Well-beingThis infographic describes how child welfare organizations can center child welfare worker well-being to better support children and families., , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Holding Retention Reviews: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis product summarizes how leaders can use retention reviews to collect ideas on how to improve employees’ work experiences and …, , , , , , , 2022
How Hope and Resilience Can Lower Burnout Among Child Welfare Workers: NCWWI 1-page SummaryBurnout is a significant concern among child welfare professionals, leading to high turnover and reducing service quality. This document summarizes …, , , , , , , 2022
How Peer Support Can Reduce Burnout and Improve Worker Well-beingThis infographic describes how peer support can reduce burnout and improve worker well-being, including how organizations can champion peer support …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Engaging Emerging Leaders as a Retention StrategyHeld on May 26, 2022, this learning exchange focused on how universities and agencies engage social work students and graduates …, , , , , , , 2022
American Indian/Alaska Natives Curriculum Content Evaluation GuideIn keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s competency-based education standards and social work competencies this curriculum content guide …, , , , , , 2022
Overrepresentation of Black Children in Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a systematic review that confirmed racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black youth, ages 10-17, involved with the …, , , , , 2022
Leadership Academy Evaluation GuideThis guide provides an overview of evaluation activities and resources that a state, county, tribal, or private child welfare agency …, , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace EquityThis learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists …, , , , , , , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and PracticeHeld on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through …, , , , , , 2022
The Indian Self-Determination Act and Social Work PracticeThis infographic describes how the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) applies to child welfare social work practice with …, , , , , , 2022
Indian Child Welfare TimelineThis infographic provides a timeline for Indian Child Welfare from 1820 to present, , , , , 2022
We Are Child Welfare Campaign: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to improve public perceptions of the organization and build deeper consensus with the public by …, , , , , 2022
Town Hall Meeting: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to improve understanding of the political situation as it relates to the program by bringing …, , , 2022
Costing Out Turnover: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to assess the justification for a retention program by evaluating the costs of turnover. It …, , , 2022
What’s My Conflict Style: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to become aware of your conflict management style and how it potentially influences conflictual situations. …, , , 2022
Regulate the Conflict Temperature: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to encourage creative tension with a group (e.g., team, organization) by implementing strategies to bring …, , , 2022
Structured Sharing: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to build consensus in a group by influencing and negotiating through use of structured sharing …, , , 2022
Seeking to Understand: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to gain a more thorough understanding of alternative viewpoints and the rationale behind them. It …, , , 2022
Applying a Political Perspective: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand how political perspectives affect the organization’s functioning and reality. It is a part …, , , 2022
Agency Shadow Tour: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to increase sensitivity to and respect for others by becoming better acquainted with people at …, , , 2022
Solutions in Rounds: Learning Circles: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to engage in a dialogue to identify and analyze relevant unit or organization issues and …, , , 2022
Dissecting a Decision: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to improve decision-making by studying a previously made decision, the decision-making process, and the impact …, , , 2022
Tech-Out Planning & Organizing: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to use technology to plan and organize a project or initiative to increase communication and …, , , 2022
Data Storytelling: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to capture the story behind the data and facilitate the connection between the staff’s work …, , , 2022
Data Comparison: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand data more holistically by comparing differences among unit, office, or county and then …, , , 2022
Dig Deeper in Data: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand the significance of organization data for improving outcomes. It is a part of …, , , 2022
Jump-Start Diversity Initiative: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to foster a more diverse workplace. It is a part of the NCWWI Leadership Tool …, , , 2022
Diversity Assessment: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to become aware of strategies to diversify your program, unit, division, or organization. It is …, , , 2022
Privilege Walk: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand privilege and explore the ways it is experienced based on being a member …, , , 2022
Is Yours a Learning Organization?: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to build an organizational culture that promotes and supports learning. It is a part of …, , , 2022
Taking it Higher: Elevating Morale: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to applaud resilience within the unit, division, or organization through a strategic approach to improving …, , , 2022
Why People Stay Interviews: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand why people stay with the organization, especially how they overcame obstacles to remain. …, , , 2022
Way to Go!: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to validate employees’ efforts through a formal reward and recognition program. It is a part …, , , 2022
Building Resiliency: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to increase awareness of how to build resiliency and provide resources and information to staff. …, , , 2022
Group Learning Club: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to create a culture of continuous learning. It is a part of the NCWWI Leadership …, , , 2022
Welcome Aboard!: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to model interpersonal relations by developing a program exhibiting an inclusive, hospitable, and friendly environment. …, , , 2022
The Sunny Side: Strengths Assessment: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to assess strengths within your organization so you understand areas that are lacking and/or build …, , , 2022
Team Scorecard: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to apply competencies to facilitate improved cooperation and goal orientation. It is a part of …, , , 2022
Team Building/Team Unifying: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to apply competencies in fostering team cohesion and motivation. It is a part of the …, , , 2022
My Flexibility Quotient: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to assess your ability to change and be open to new information and changing conditions. …, , , 2022
Best Practice Approach Lunch & Learn: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to explore new ideas and innovations to address organization issues. It is a part of …, , , 2022
Technology Transfer: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to explore the latest innovations in technology and their application to the organization. It is …, , , 2022
Child Welfare in the News: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to consider current issues and trends relevant to child welfare in the United States and …, , , 2022
Upside Down, Inside Out: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to develop new insights by analyzing and reviewing existing tasks, activities, and systems. It is …, , , 2022
Implementation Science Applied: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to apply implementation science to a current initiative, program, policy, or practice to plan and …, , , 2022
Listening to the Family Voice: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to develop new insights about organization programs to promote innovative practice. It is a part …, , , 2022
Got Change?: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand an individual’s or team’s readiness for change, bring awareness to the process, promote …, , , 2022
Through an Adaptive Lens: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to analyze an issue through an adaptive lens to more thoroughly understand an issue situation …, , , 2022
Purposeful Mission and Vision Integration: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to reinforce that all organization initiatives are connected to the organization’s vision and mission. It …, , , 2022
Logic Modeling: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to think through how an initiative will achieve its ultimate goal through an incremental process. …, , , 2022
Living By The Code: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand how the Social Work Code of Ethics manifests in organization behavior. It is …, , , 2022
Values Assessment: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to compare personal and organization values to better understand and align values. It is a …, , , 2022
My Vision Statement: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to understand your personal leadership vision so you can manifest it more intentionally through leadership …, , , 2022
Host Racial Equity Deep Discussion: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to facilitate deep discussions about racial equity leading to action. It is a part of …, , , 2022
Dial in a New Communication Channel: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you to employ new communication channels to increase transparency and information sharing. It is a part …, , , , 2022
Reflecting on Racial Equity and InclusionThese short (one minute or less) videos provide reflection questions and link to a racial equity and inclusion resource. We …, , , , , 2022
Self Care By Example: Leadership Tool Kit ActivityThis activity will help you model self-care to others. It is a part of the NCWWI Leadership Tool Kit., , , 2022
Learning & Living Leadership Tool KitThis tool kit is your opportunity to develop and practice your leadership skills so that you can positively impact children, …, , , , 2022
Top 10 Self-Care Resources of 2021Click the links to access the top 10 self-care resources shared on NCWWI social media during 2021, , 2021
Everyday Workplace Discrimination: NCWWI 1-page SummaryUtilizing the Psychological Stressor-Strain theory, this study assessed the associations between everyday workplace discrimination, racial/ethnic identities, and psychological well-being among …, , , , , 2021
How Case Severity and Workplace Resources Impact Worker Retention: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that used survey and administrative data from 485 Oregon Department of Human Services caseworkers to …, , , 2021
Active Efforts: Public Child Welfare ICWA Best Practices: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 1-pager defines and explains active efforts according to the 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) final rule. Information includes …, , , 2021
Child Welfare Systems Change: NCWWI Advisory Board RecommendationsThe NCWWI Advisory Board was charged to “reimagine” the child welfare system by focusing on promoting child and family well-being. …, , , 2022
Social Work Degrees Are Leading the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 1-pager provides a summary of the research on how individuals with social work degrees perform in child welfare., 2021
Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Supporting Self-Care at the System LevelThis document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to …, 2021
Trauma Informed Yoga & MindfulnessThis infographic shows how to use mindfulness to improve our relationships, daily interactions, and reactions to trauma., 2021
A Holistic Framework for Child Welfare Worker Well Being: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document describes a holistic child welfare worker well-being framework, identifies the three key dimensions that make up worker well-being …, 2021
Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Connecting to Cultural WaysThis document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to …, 2021
A Checklist for Emerging LeadersThis document provides tips and resources to promote the development of emerging leaders’ critical leadership skills, and ways child welfare …, , 2021
Empowering the Child Welfare Workforce and its Emerging LeadersOn September 28, 2021. a panel hosted by NCWWI and CWLA presented helpful steps that emerging leaders can take to …, 2021
Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involving four university social work programs in …, 2021
Introducing the Tribal Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (TCOHA)This short video introduces the TCOHA to Tribal Workforce Excellence Sites. It also serves as an example for other sites …, 2021
Introducing the Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (COHA)This one minute video introduces the COHA to Workforce Excellence Sites. It also serves as an example for other sites …, 2021
Supporting Transition to Work as a Child Welfare Retention StrategyThis infographic describes how to support graduates’ transition to work as a child welfare retention strategy., 2021
Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Operational workforce supportsThis document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to …, 2021
Racism as Trauma: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document examines results from a study exploring the experiences of 13 Indigenous child protection practitioners in Queensland, Australia, working …, 2021
Intersectionality in Child Welfare InfographicThis infographic describes intersectionality in child welfare, why racial equity is not enough, and how to improve the system for …, 2021
Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Leveraging Key PartnershipsThis document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to …, 2021
Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Understanding Moral DistressThis document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to …, 2021
Leadership Competency Framework GuideThe National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) Leadership Competency Framework, updated in 2020, provides a model to develop, guide, and …, 2020
Implications of Mindfulness-Informed Interventions for Trauma-Focused Practice: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study of mindfulness training sessions for parents which showed how integrating mindfulness interventions that target stress …, 2020
Moderating Abusive Supervision: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that explored factors related to teaming to see if they buffered the negative consequences of …, 2020
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Practice SupportsThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the September 22, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Practice Supports., 2020
Peer Support and Workforce Retention: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis article explores how different types of peer support are associated with staff retention. The study is based on data …, 2020
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Culture Climate, Work Conditions and BenefitsThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the October 20, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Culture, Climate, …, 2020
Child Welfare CAN Address BurnoutThis infographic presents data on who experiences burnout, what predicts it, and how child welfare organizations can address it., 2020
COVID-19 Workforce Needs Assessment (WNA) Cross site Report For Workforce Excellence Public Child Welfare SitesThis report provides the results of the Coronavirus-19 Workforce Needs Assessment (COVID-19 WNA) that was conducted in two state and …, 2020
Critical Workforce Needs 2020This document provides an overview of cricital workforce needs across both public and tribal child welfare programs and organized using …, 2020
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Education and Professional DevelopmentThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the November 17, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Education and …, 2020
Effective Training for Trauma Informed Care: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis study explores how the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, in partnership with Vanderbilt University, improved its trauma-informed approach by …, 2020
Preventing Early Departures Among the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page SummaryEarly caseworker departures can have far-reaching consequences for agencies, leaving families feeling uncertain and wasting hiring and training resources. This …, 2020
University Partnership Transition to Work StrategiesThis document lists strategies to support transition to work and the long-term retention of traineeship graduates., 2021
Thank You for Showing UpDuring the 2020 Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event, National Child Welfare Advocate, Victor Sims, gave an inspirational talk on how …, 2021
Showing Up Makes All The DifferenceDuring the 2020 Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event, National Child Welfare Advocate, Courtney Canova, gave an inspirational talk on how …, 2021
Moral Distress: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis summary describes the findings of a study that examined moral distress experiences among 1,879 public child welfare caseworkers and …, 2021
One Journey: National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Racial Equity TeamThis document describes how and why NCWWI created a Racial Equity Team. It includes considerations for developing and structuring the …, 2021
Resource List: Free, Online Training for Child Welfare StaffThis resource list identifies organizations that offer training activities with defined learning objectives that may include a range of modalities, …, 2021
Advancing Inclusivity by Caucusing: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes experiences successfully implementing racial identity-based caucusing in an MSW program social justice class at a large public …, 2021
Addressing Racial Disparity in Foster Care Placement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a case study that identified aspects of child welfare practices that contributed to a decrease in the …, 2020
Virtual Training IcebreakersThis document lists 10 icebreakers that can be used during virutal training., 2020
Using Smart Phones as Practice Support: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe summary describes how a smartphone app helped reinforce content from a training program for resource caregivers* on the use …, 2020
Caring for the Workforce: Webinar Chatlog SummaryParticipant ideas and resources from the NCWWI Supporting the Virtual Workforce webinars Virtual Supervision; Well-Being; and Physical, Emotional, and Psychological …, 2020
Developing the Workforce: Webinar Chatlog SummaryParticipant ideas and resources from the NCWWI webinars Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Converting Classroom Training from In-Person to Online and …, 2020
Technology Supports for the Workforce: Webinar Chatlog SummariesParticipant ideas and resources from the NCWWI webinar Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Using Social Media and Technology to Engage Children, …, 2020
NCWWI Communications Guide: How to Advance Organizational Goals through Effective Messaging, Storytelling, and Public RelationsThe NCWWI Communications Guide (the Guide) helps child welfare programs’ initiate or improve their existing communications strategies to build public …, , , , 2020
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Leadership and SupervisionThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the July 21, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Leadership and …, 2020
Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment Public Workforce Excellence Sites Cross-Site Summary ReportThis is a cross-site summary report of results from NCWWI’s four public (two county and two state) Workforce Excellence (WE) …, 2020
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Community EngagementThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the August 18, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Inclusivity, Racial …, 2020
What Child Welfare Workers Need in a PandemicThis infographic summarizes a Workforce Needs Assessment conducted with four public child welfare agencies during COVID-19 and provides three areas …, 2020
Racial Equity Discussion GuideThis discussion guide provides key messages, reflection questions, and resources for engaging partners in courageous conversations and planning to challenge …, 2020
Applying a Racial Equity Lens to a Change ProjectThis worksheet provides a list of questions to ask before implementing any change project, to ensure your agency is a …, 2020
Trauma Informed Practice with American Indian/Alaska Native Populations: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper describes how to develop a trauma-informed lens for working with American Indian/Alaska Native individuals, families, and communities using …, 2020
Reducing Disparities through Indigenous Social Work Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper highlights effective and inclusive education designed to address the dramatic overrepresentation of Indigenous families in North American public …, , 2020
Understanding Trauma-Informed Practice: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document describes how one child welfare program used an extensive case review process to assess how trauma manifests in …, 2020
Effective Workload Management: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that surveyed 1,263 workers in a Midwestern state to determine factors that influence workload perceptions …, 2020
Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Supervision Participant SummaryParticipants volunteered strategies during the Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Virtual Supervision learning exchange to help make the transition to the …, 2020
Direct Practice Contact: Predicting frontline workers’ time with clients: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that examined worker, client, agency, and societal factors that predict the time frontline child welfare …, 2020
Self-Care Music PlaylistsThis one page document provides examples of music playlists to include in a self-care plan., 2019
Self-Care Resource ListThis one page document lists links to self-care resources., 2019
Self-Care StrategiesThis two page document lists six self-care strategies., 2019
The Views of Many: 360 feedback for child welfare leadership development: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that evaluated a 360 feedback and assessment process for child welfare leaders who particpated in …, 2020
MSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s MSW traineeship programs which were …, 2013
Microaggressions in the Child Welfare Workplace: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis resource summarizes the qualitative responses on the topic of microaggressions in the workplace from 30 social workers who identified …, 2020
Multi-system Education for Better Outcomes: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an evaluation of a graduate program for child welfare, mental health, and education professionals that used a …, 2020
Technology Supports Practice Improvements: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document describes how technology supported the uptake of practice improvements related to trauma-informed care in child welfare in three …, 2020
Distance Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes assessment data on a workforce development strategy (Pathways Program) which provides accredited social work education, beginning with advising …, 2016
Evidence-based Practice; Schools of Social Work: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that discusses how schools of social work can better meet the needs of …, 2016
Facilitation Skills for TrainersThis training course explores American Public Human Services Association’s success factors for facilitators and S.M.A.R.T. plan to trainers for improving …, 2013
Transfer of Learning: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that highlights the impact of different training methods on training transfer, including the …, 2016
Common Core Curricula in CaliforniaThe California Common Core Curricula is publicly available as a resource to the child welfare field and provides information on …, 2017
A Guidebook for Building Organizational Effectiveness Capacity: A Training System ExampleThis document provides guidelines for promoting constructive and instructive dialogue among different agency components to accomplish organizational effectiveness (OE) goals; …, 2012
Specialized Education Training: NCWWI 1-page summaryThis document summarizes the article “A Multivariate Analysis of Training, Education, and Readiness for Public Child Welfare Practice”, which presents …, 2013
Cohort Effect: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis article reports findings from an evaluation of a university-based child welfare training program focusedon increasing the retention of knowledgeable, …, 2016
Improving Employee Performance through Coaching (North Carolina)This issue of Practice Notes describes the importance of child welfare supervisors, managers, and directors use of coaching to enhance …, 2008
Coaching VideosThis site provides three videos from The Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare Practice DVD and one from The CLEAR Coaching …, 2017
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) Tribal Coaching Facilitator’s GuideThis guide for the LAMM Tribal Coaching curriculum is designed to advance tribal leadership of tribal agencies’ change initiatives. The …, , 2013
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) 5-Day Coaching ManualThe manual provides a review of the literature on coaching; the standards of effective coaching practices for LAMM, and their …, , 2013
Basics of Coaching: A Brief Review of Recent LiteratureThis literature review describes the definition and benefits of coaching, when coaching is an effective tool, the role of the …, 2010
UC-Davis: Coaching in the Field of Child WelfareThis website for coaching in the field of child welfare provides access to information on how to learn and utilize …, 2014
Mentoring Program Manual (Connecticut)This manual provides an overview Connecticut Department of Children and Families’ Mentoring Program, including roles and responsibilities, training materials and …, 2008
Mentoring Child Welfare Staff: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe paper summarizes the article “Initiating and Sustaining a Mentoring Program for Child Welfare Staff,” which describes an evaluation of …, 2013
Training and Development in Human Services: Special Issue on Leadership DevelopmentThis special issue of Training and Development in Human Services focuses on leadership development and includes articles on competency-based leadership …, 2014
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Agency LeadershipThis webpage provides resources that describe aspects of leadership and leadership strategies that can improve agency effectiveness and impact the …, 2019
Leadership Competency FrameworkThis document provides the NCWWI competency framework, which reflects the multi-dimensional nature of the child welfare field and the corresponding …, , 2011
Resources for Healthy GenerationsThis document provides a list of substance abuse, child welfare, and domestic violence resources designed specifically for tribal communities. Keywords: …, 2017
Using Data: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document highlights the findings of a study identifying the organizational factors that influence data use among child welfare employees in …, 2016
Why the Workforce Matters InfographicThis infographic visually describes why the workforce matters. It includes information on the challenges of child welfare work, the cost …, 2016
Workforce Demographics & Job Satisfaction: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes article, “Child Welfare Worker Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: A National Study,” which discusses the results and implications …, 2012
Workforce Development Foundations (3 minute microlearning)This three minute module focuses on the center of the NCWWI Workforce Development Framework (WDF) to highlight the strategies to …, 2016
Workforce Excellence in MissouriThe Missouri Children’s Division faced big challenges prior to 2014. Too many children were in out-of-home care, child welfare workers …, 2018
Real Stories from the Field Tool KitThis toolkit features real stories and supports discussions with staff, students, and/or community members about innovative workforce development initiatives to …, 2018
The Caseworker’s Role in a Results-Oriented Culture (7 minute microlearning)Designed for caseworkers, this 7-minute Quickbit explores how workers can contribute to, and benefit from, practicing in a results-oriented culture. …, 2008
The Power of Data for Learning and ChangingThis is the story of 3 graduate students from the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare who were able to …, 2018
Mind the Gap #5: Transforming Child Welfare Decision-making through Modern Technology & Data AnalyticsThis webinar explores how child welfare organizations can leverage modern technology, data and information to support and transform frontline child …, 2015
NCWWI Workforce Development Framework BriefThis document outlines NCWWI’s Workforce Development Framework (WDF) which is intended to help agency leaders understand best and promising practices …, 2019
New Jersey Fellows: Building Capacity in “Managing by Data” to Improve Leadership, Frontline Practice & Case OutcomesThis webinar showcases an innovative program at the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJ DCF) to build capacity …, , 2012
New Jersey Fellows: Building Capacity in “Managing by Data” to Improve Leadership, Frontline Practice & Case Outcomes (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases an innovative program to build capacity in “managing by data” to support …, 2012
Learning, Leading, ChangingFor decades, the approach to workforce issues in child welfare was crisis-driven. Workers were not sufficiently supported, and states struggled …, 2018
Learning, Leading, Changing and Making a DifferenceThe video provides an overview of NCWWI through the perspectives of NCWWI’s diverse partners. It explains how NCWWI’s workforce development …, , 2014
Making a Difference #1: Evaluation Findings, Strategies and Lessons LearnedThis webinar offers an overview of what we learned through our evaluation and highlights findings from our research examining factors …, 2014
Child Welfare Workforce Demographic TrendsThis document offers a general snapshot of frontline child welfare caseworkers in the Unites States based on findings of various …, 2010
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases the development, implementation, and outcomes of ChildStat, a creative, data-driven, systemic leadership …, , , 2011
Competency-based Workforce Development: A Synthesis of Current ApproachesThis paper defines and explains a competency-based approach, the rationale for using competency models, the history of competency models, a …, , 2015
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 1: The Workforce Development FrameworkThis podcast, hosted by the Child Welfare Information Gateway (CWIG), gives listeners an opportunity to hear about how addressing your …, 2018
Data-driven Performance Improvement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Use Of Data to Assess Performance And Promote Outcome Achievement by Public and Private Child …, 2013
Dismantling Racial Inequity #3: A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Outcomes for Black Girls in Child WelfareThis third session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Allegheny County Department …, , 2017
A Results-Oriented Culture (7 minute microlearning)Leaders in a results-oriented culture look at data, interpret it, and take action to make changes to improve outcomes based …, 2017
A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare OutcomesThis report is a compilation of input from leaders and universities in 28 U. S. states and counties. The group …, 2013
Performance Measurement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes findings from a collaborative initiative and qualitative study that examined the experiences of four nonprofit human service …, 2016
Understanding Job Requirements (3.5 minute microlearning)Understanding Job Requirements, 2016
Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the chapter, “On Leadership” by D. Goleman which describes that while intellect, big picture thinking, and long-term …, 2019
For Missouri Field Support Manager, It’s All About RelationshipsDana Jones, a Field Support and Training Manager in Missouri, was facing high staff turnover rates and an over-stressed child …, 2018
Leading Through Understanding the Role of Life StoriesUnderstanding the personal journey – or context – that leads people to a career in child welfare is an important …, 2018
Leadership and Inclusion: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document explores the role of authentic leadership (AL) in enhancing perceptions of inclusion and also examines two outcomes potentially related …, 2016
Organizational Leadership: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Organizational Leadership and Its Impact on Social Workers’ Job Satisfaction: A National Study”, which reports …, 2019
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) 3-Day Coaching ManualThe manual provides a review of the literature on coaching; the standards of effective coaching practices for LAMM, and their …, 2018
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM): 5-Day CurriculumThis competency-based training prepares middle managers to lead meaningful change in our nation’s ability to serve our most vulnerable children, …, 2013
Meaningful Family Involvement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the article “New Roles for Families in Child Welfare” which examines the strategies and approaches child welfare …, 2012
Learning & Living the NCWWI Leadership Model (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that provides an in-depth exploration of the NCWWI’s Leadership Model for child welfare. Link …, 2013
Strengths Based Teams (4 minute microlearning)The path to great leadership starts with a deep understanding of the strengths you bring to the table. Since no …, , 2017
Open to All Voices (4 minute microlearning)Working effectively with a variety of stakeholders impacted by a change requires a diverse set of competencies which is why …, 2017
Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Core CurriculumDesigned for experienced child welfare supervisors, the core curriculum consists of the Introductory Module and 5 subsequent online modules corresponding …, , 2015
Making a Difference #3: Child Welfare Means Change Management: Stories & Lessons Learned from LAMM AlumniThis webinar is the third of a 4-part national mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013) and …, 2014
Making a Difference #4: Leadership Academy for Supervisors: What We Learned & How We ChangedThis webinar, the final session in the NCWWI 4-part national webinar mini-series, Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned …, , 2014
Adaptive Leadership: Practical ApplicationThis 90-minute webinar explains the diagnostic framework for determining the adaptive challenge and how to mobilize the system to implement …, 2013
Decision-making in Child Protection: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes a study focused on the second cohort of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being that …, 2017
Practice Model (Washington, D.C.)This Practice Model for the DC Child and Family Services Agency describes the primary goals, core principles and values, leadership …, 2006
Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child WelfareThis webinar describes solution-based casework coaching at Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services, Children’s Administration. Presenters highlight the …, 2012
An Individualized, Strengths-Based Approach in Public Child Welfare Driven Systems of CareThis brief focuses on the principle of an individualized, strengths-based approach in public child welfare., 2008
Information Packet: Family Centered Practice ModelsThis new National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections information packet,provides information on family centered practice principles, legislation & …, 2009
Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child WelfareThis webinar describes solution-based casework coaching at Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services, Children’s Administration. Presenters highlight the …, 2012
Casework Teaming to Reduce Workload, Enhance Effectiveness & Boost MoraleThis document summarizes a NCWWI webinar on casework teaming designed reduce caseworker isolation and workload; improve workforce retention; and strengthen …, 2013
Caseload/Workload Studies: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the three research briefs which provides information summarizing recent studies and reports that underscore the importance of …, , 2011
Casework Teaming to Manage Workload, Enhance Effectiveness and Boost Morale (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar on casework teaming designed reduce caseworker isolation and workload; improve workforce retention; and strengthen …, , , 2013
Well-being and New Policy Directions in Child Welfare This webinar identifies four basic domains of well-being and articulates the need for trauma-informed screening, functional assessment, and effective, evidence-informed …, 2012
The need for trauma-informed screening, functional assessment, and effective, evidence-informed interventions This webinar identifies four basic domains of well-being and articulates the need for trauma-informed screening, functional assessment, and effective, evidence-informed …, 2012
Mind the Gap #6: Becoming a Trauma-informed Child Welfare Agency – The Waupaca County JourneyThis webinar presentation provides participants with ideas and strategies related to implementing Trauma Informed Care and Civility in their agencies. Waupaca DHHS’s …, 2016
Supportive Supervision: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that describes the collaborative process used to develop a strengths-based supervision training …, 2012
Workforce Development Quickbit Module 9: Dealing with the Effects of Secondary TraumaSecondary trauma is a predictable and frequent occurrence in child welfare. At just under 4 minutes, this module describes the …, 2016
Supervision: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 1-page summary outlines the results of a small, qualitative study aimed at determining supervisory effectiveness within a state child welfare …, 2016
Changing Supervision Lenses: Zooming in and outEffective supervisors must zoom in and out to get the full picture of any situation. Twan Stokes from Indiana Department …, 2018
Improving Supervision by Collaboration, Transparency & Accountability: The Impact of Missouri’s Supervision Advisory CommitteeThis webinar showcases the activities of the Missouri Department of Social Services’ Children’s Division, and presents the action steps and …, 2012
Improving Supervision by Collaboration, Transparency & Accountability: The Impact of Missouri’s Supervision Advisory Committee (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights action steps and strategies taken to organize, develop and sustain the Supervision …, 2014
Mind the Gap #8: Prioritizing Supervision – Comprehensive Supervisory Development in IndianaThe webinar highlights a comprehensive approach to strengthening supervisory practice throughout Indiana’s Department of Child Services (DCS) and focuses on …, 2016
NCWWI Supervision and Performance Management Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Supervision and …, 2022
Performance Management in Child Welfare (5 minutes)The quality of supervision, clear performance expectations and a coherent, consistent performance management system are key factors in promoting commitment …, 2017
Supervision Meta-analysis: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis resource provides a meta-analysis of research articles regarding the impact of supervision on worker outcomes., 2009
Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Take the Lead Series: Coaching StrategiesCoaching is a critical strategy in transfer of learning and implementation of change. This one hour module offers supervisors the opportunity …, 2014
Strategic Planning: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document highlights the role of strategic planning in improving cross-sector partnerships in child welfare and identifies: 1) factors that contribute …, 2016
Citizen Involvement in Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the article “What Do We Know About Strategies for Involving Citizens in Public Child Welfare: A Review …, 2015
Creating a Supportive Community Context (5 minute microlearning)People need to feel that as child welfare professionals, they are a valued partner in the larger community and that …, 2018
Impact of Public Perceptions on Child Welfare Workers: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article, “Measuring the impact of public perceptions on child welfare workers” which explores how societal perceptions …, 2019
Partnership for Sustainable Change (12 minutes)Research indicates that change is not sustainable when we do not meaningfully engage those most impacted by a change (even …, 2018
Mind the Gap #7: Real World Barriers & Strategies for Evidence-based Practice ImplementationThis webinar focuses on the workforce, agency and systemic strategies that can enhance or deter success when trying to incorporate evidence-based …, 2016
Evidence-based Practice Implementation: NCWWI 1-Page SummaryThis 1-page summary provides an overview of the three core components of organizational readiness for evidence-based practices identified in the …, 2016
Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the WorkforceThis webinar provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare including the definition of EBP, the impact …, 2013
Evidence-based Practice Implementation Model: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Advancing a Conceptual Model of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Public Service Sectors”, which proposes a …, 2012
Implementing Evidence-based interventions: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article, “Overcoming Challenges to Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare: A Matter of Necessity,” …, 2013
Weaving Together Agency Staff Around Organizational Change, 2018
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level ExperiencesChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences, , , 2011
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 4: Creating Change at the Local Level, 2018
Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare. Link to …, 2014
Organizational Readiness: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper provides a summary of a 7-factor model that reflects the items that most contribute to organizational readiness for …, 2017
Change & the Roles People Play (2 minute microlearning)At just over two minutes, this microlearning course provides an overview of the roles people play during different stages of …, , , 2017
When Preparation Meets OpportunityAnne Graham, a child welfare middle manager from New Hampshire, developed a much needed change initiative during her participation in …, 2018
Implementing Change (9 minute microlearning)When working in an environment of constant change, it is helpful to use a framework to help us navigate the turbulence …, 2018
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 2: A State’s Approach to ChangeThis podcast, hosted by the Child Welfare Information Gateway (CWIG), shares an example of how one state changed its approach …, 2018
3 Tools To Guide Change Efforts (2 minute microlearning)This microlearning explains the 3 most popular tools used by those managing change efforts at their agency., 2017
Stages of Implementation (9 minute course)This short course (9 minutes) reviews the stages of implementation as described in the framework developed by the National Implementation Research Network …, 2017
Competency-based Recruitment, Screening & Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention & Organizational ResiliencyThis webinar showcases the creative, evidence-based efforts of Buncombe County, North Carolina’s Department of Social Services to recruit, screen, select …, 2011
Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Take The Lead Series: Recruitment StrategiesFinding qualified workers who are likely to stay is a major challenge in child welfare.  This one hour module shares …, 2014
NCWWI Recruitment and Selection Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Recruitment, Screening …, 2022
Attracting the Best (4 minute microlearning)People feel more competent and are likely to stay when they have realistic expectations about what the job entails and …, 2016
Competency-based Recruitment, Screening & Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention & Organizational Resiliency (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights multiple strategies and interventions to enhance an agency’s capacity to recruit, select, …, , 2014
Mind the Gap #3: Children’s Corps: A Dynamic Approach to Child Welfare Worker Recruitment, Screening and SelectionThis webinar provides an overview of Children’s Corps’ dynamic recruitment, screening and selection techniques to strengthen the capacity of the …, , 2015
Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Take The Lead Series: Screening StrategiesOnce you have a pool of candidates to choose from, what tools are available to help you screen them for …, 2014
Selection: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the article “A Research-Based Child Welfare Employee Selection Protocol: Strengthening Retention of the Workforce”, which describes the …, 2013
Selecting the Best (5 minute microlearning)Competency-based, standardized interviewing processes provide insight into candidates’ potential “fit” with the job. Hiring procedures that minimize cumbersome processes and …, 2016
Secondary Traumatic Stress: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the literature on Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) in the child welfare workforce, identifying common sources and symptoms …, , 2011
Realistic Job Previews: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the article “Realistic Job Previews in Child Welfare: State Of Innovation And Practice”, which discusses the development, …, 2011
Worker Resilience: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article that weaves together quantitative and qualitative research to explore how social workers build and maintain …, 2018
Trust and Engagement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document examines the association of an organization’s diversity practices with employee engagement and explores whether a trusting climate will …, 2016
Resilience After Violence: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article that reviews the prevalence of workplace violence in child welfare, describes prevention strategies, suggests a …, , 2018
Mind the Gap #10: Peer Mentoring, Crisis Response & Resilience-building – NJ DCF’s Worker2WorkerDuring this webinar, presenters deacribe the NJ Worker2Worker program, a confidential peer-counseling helpline and support approach for employees in the Department’s …, 2017
Learning Organizations: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Strategies for Transforming Human Service Organizations into Learning Organizations: Knowledge Management and the Transfer of …, 2012
Leading in Permanent Whitewater (7 minute microlearning)Change is constant in our environment and in child welfare, in particular. Just under 8 minutes, this Quickbit describes the …, , , , , 2015
Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child Welfare (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights the core elements of a solution-based casework coaching model necessary to support …, 2014
Casework Teaming to Manage Workload, Enhance Effectiveness and Boost MoraleThis session provides an in-depth overview of all aspects of casework teaming, and highlights the development, implementation, and outcomes of …, 2013
Inclusive Organizations: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes contemporary research across the social sciences to provide evidence-based recommendations for leveraging diversity and the individual-level (employees …, 2016
Organizational Environment: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a journal article that examines the direct and indirect effects of climate and culture on outcomes for …, 2015
Creating Physically Safe and Psychologically Secure Child Welfare Organizations: A Roundtable DiscussionThis webinar raises the issues of physical and psychological safety in child welfare organizations and includes a facilitated discussion with …, 2012
Design Teams & Learning Circles: Agency- & Unit-level Interventions for Improving Organizational Climate & CultureThis webinar shares two innovative methods, Design Teams and Learning Circles, to tackle change while improving organizational culture and climate; …, 2012
Organizational Social Context: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Assessing the Organizational Social Context (OSC) of Child Welfare Systems: Implications for Research and Practice,” …, 2012
Organizational Culture: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes two research studies that address the impact of individual, supervisory, and organizational factors on organizational culture and …, 2013
Organizational Climate Interventions: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes two research studies provide information regarding the impact of two targeted organizational interventions on caseworker turnover and …, 2013
Recruitment & Retention: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the article “In Search Of Innovation: A National Qualitative Analysis of Child Welfare Recruitment and Retention Efforts”, …, , , 2012
Commitment in Public Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes three journal articles that highlight findings of research exploring influences on recruitment and retention of public and …, 2012
Developing Models of Effective Child Welfare Staff Recruitment & Retention Training – SynthesisThis paper summaries project activities, from eight university programs, to develop, field test, revise, implement, evaluate, and disseminate an effective …, 2009
Creating an Inclusive Team Culture (6.5 minute microlearning)People need to work in a culture and climate where they feel valued and part of a team committed to a common …, , 2015
Leading Change with Vision (2 minute microlearning)At just over two minutes, this microlearning course explains how to develop effective vision statements for change initiatives., , 2019
Design Teams & Learning Circles: Agency- & Unit-level Interventions for Improving Organizational Climate & Culture (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that shares two innovative methods supported by the Western Workforce Project sites in Denver, …, 2014
Resilience After Violence: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article that reviews the prevalence of workplace violence in child welfare, describes prevention strategies, suggests a …, , 2018
Organizational Support and Turnover Intention: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes an article exploring the roles of leader–member exchange (LMX, or the relationship between supervisor and caseworker) and …, 2017
Status Symbols and Employee Attitudes: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes a study hypothesizing that the physical setting of a workplace is a motivating force because it reflects …, 2017
Think Politically (2.5 minute microlearning)This presentation explores the impact of implicit bias on organizational functioning, training design and delivery, and the broader organizational culture …, , , 2016
Giving Work Back (3.5 minute microlearning)Heifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning …, , 2016
7 Behaviors of Adaptive Leadership (5 minute microlearning)This microlearning (5 minutes) explains the difference between technical and adaptive challenges, and describes the seven major behaviors identified by …, , 2016
Adaptive LeadershipThis course explains the difference between adaptive challenges and technical work and provides opportunities to practice applying these concepts. It …, , , 2016
Regulating Distress (3 minute microlearning)his microlearning focuses on one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership – regulating distress. Completing this course will develop …, , , , 2016
Orchestrating Conflict (2 minute microlearning)Heifetz and his co-authors identified seven major behaviors that can help you address challenges successfully and manage change. This microlearning …, , , 2016
Get on the Balcony (3 minute microlearning)This three minute microlearning course provides strategies for “getting on the balcony” which is one of the seven behaviors of …, , , 2016
Your Guide to Holding Steady (3.5 minute microlearning)This microlearning (3 1/2 minutes) explains ways to hold steady, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership, during times …, , , , 2016
Creating a Learning Culture (5.5 minute microlearning)Helping staff grow professionally is a key workforce development strategy. This includes both a comprehensive training infrastructure and promoting a …, 2016
Creating a Supportive Culture (4 minute microlearning)People are motivated to stay on the job when their basic safety and security needs are met, and when they …, 2016
Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that shares essential elements for employee engagement and retention strategies. Link to webinar is …, , , 2018
Casework Teaming to Manage Workload, Enhance Effectiveness and Boost Morale (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar on casework teaming designed reduce caseworker isolation and workload; improve workforce retention; and strengthen …, , 2014
Turnover Intention Predictors: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes a meta-analysis of the existing literature on the turnover intentions of public child welfare caseworkers in the …, 2017
Retention: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document highlights findings of a ten-year study examining the personal and organizational factors that impact length of employment and …, 2016
Why People Stay and Why They Leave (5 minute microlearning)Our workforce is our most important resource and yet recruitment and retention continues to be an issue for many child …, 2016
Resilience and Burnout: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a journal article that highlights retention and turnover issues in child welfare through a comprehensive literature review of …, 2015
Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other SupportsThis webinar shares how the Office of Youth Empowerment, in strong partnership with the Department of Human Resources, has sustained …, , 2013
Respect & Worker Retention: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the article “Respect in the Workplace: A Mixed Methods Study of Retention and Turnover in the Voluntary …, 2013
Cultural Responsiveness: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article that discusses the initiative “The Diversity Scorecard” being implemented in higher education to address closing the achievement …, 2015
Cultural Humility and Management in Child WelfareThis webinar discusses culture, multiculturalism, intersectionality and how cultural humility connects to cultural competence and contributes to cultural responsiveness. It …, 2014
Disproportionality and Disparities: Understanding the Organizational ContributorsThis webinar explores the issue of disproportionality and disparities in child welfare, theories of causation, historical factors, and examines some …, 2011
Internal and External Job Resources: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that used the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) Model with 1,917 caseworkers from three states …, 2018
Diversity QuickBit Module 2: Cultural OpennessAn important dimension of cultural humility is to maintain an openness to the cultural differences. This short 3 minute module …, 2017
Diversity QuickBit Module 1: Cultural Identity and Situational FactorsKnowing ourselves helps us to recognize our personal biases and stereotypes and to see the world from the perspective of …, 2017
Mind the Gap #9: Achieving Racial Equity through Workforce & Organizational ChangeThis thought-provoking, dynamic webinar helps participants understand and apply a racial equity lens to change efforts in child welfare. , 2016
Racial Equity Training: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that examines participant knowledge and attitudes about race, engagement in racial equity work, and organizational …, 2015
Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon …, 2013
Biases: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document describes the biases that can create barriers to organizational change and gives pointed recommendations for confronting and changing …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #4: Slow and Steady Wins the RACE of Child Welfare EquityThis fourth session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Connecticut Department of …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #2: Community Collaboration and Grassroots EffortThis webinar is the second session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and highlights the …, 2017
Diversity in Leadership: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper shares findings from two studies that examined the influence of racial similarity/dissimilarity on supervisor and subordinate relationships and …, 2017
Promoting Racial Equity Through Workforce and Organizational Actions InfographicThis infographic visually describes what racial equity is in child welfare, why we need to take action, and provides suggestions …, , 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #1: Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur ChangeThis webinar is the first session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and shares key …, , 2017
Beyond Professional Education, Training: Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement, Organizational EffectivenessThis webinar describes university-agency relationship-building and developing continuity among county-based child welfare systems; highlights the array of workforce development strategies …, 2013
Beyond Child Welfare Education & Training: Pennsylvania’s Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement, Organizational Effectiveness (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights the array of workforce development strategies implemented through the dynamic university-agency partnership …, 2013
Microaggressions: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article that evaluates microaggressions and proposes possible approaches to handling situations in which microaggressions occur. The …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #5: Strengthening Our Efforts Through Partnerships with AcademiaThis fifth session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight New York State’s Office …, 2018
Mind the Gap #2: Simulation Labs for Child Welfare Education and TrainingThis webinar provides an overview of developing a Simulation Lab, an innovative technique being utilized with newly-hired children’s services social …, 2015
NCWWI Education and Professional Development Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Professional Development., 2022
BSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s BSW traineeship programs, which were …, 2013
Bilingual Traineeship Program: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis 10-page document offers lessons learned from a traineeship project (implemented through the New Mexico State University’s School of Social …, 2014
Mentoring Child Welfare Staff: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe paper summarizes the article “Initiating and Sustaining a Mentoring Program for Child Welfare Staff,” which describes an evaluation of …, 2013
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM): 3-Day CurriculumThis competency-based training prepares middle managers to lead meaningful change in our nation’s ability to serve our most vulnerable children, …, , 2018
Simulation Labs for Child Welfare Education and Training (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that provides an overview of developing a Simulation Lab, an innovative technique being utilized …, 2018
Transfer of Learning: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that highlights the impact of different training methods on training transfer, including the …, 2016
Mind the Gap #4: Child Welfare Training Competencies in Action: The Ohio ExperienceThis webinar shares the conceptual framework, essential components and functions of competency-based training systems; demonstrates an online survey process for …, 2019
A New Frontier for Child Welfare in Rural North DakotaAs an MSW student at the University of North Dakota, Skye Albert received a NCWWI traineeship that sent her to …, 2016
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 3: Child Welfare ScholarsHear about a NCWWI university-agency partnership between the University of North Dakota Department of Social Work and the North Dakota …, 2018
Cohort Effect: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis article reports findings from an evaluation of a university-based child welfare training program focused on increasing the retention of …, 2016
Workforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational PreparationWorkforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational Preparation, 2016
Distance Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes assessment data on a workforce development strategy (Pathways Program) which provides accredited social work education, beginning with advising …, 2016
Evidence-based Practice; Schools of Social Work: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article that discusses how schools of social work can better meet the needs of …, , 2016
University-Agency Partnerships: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis is a 1-page summary of an article which provides four general strategies necessary for building and maintaining effective university-community social work …, , 2016
Educational Preparation: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article addressing the use of Title IV-E funding in both BSW and MSW programs and looks …, 2016
Beyond Professional Education; Trainings: Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement; Organizational EffectivenessThis webinar describes university-agency relationship-building and developing continuity among county-based child welfare systems; highlights the array of workforce development strategies …, 2013
Collection of Teaching Resources from NCWWI Traineeship Program SyllabiThis document provides teaching resources that are part of the NCWWI Traineeship Program and are drawn from courses that focus …, 2012
Collection of NCWWI Traineeship Program SyllabiThis collection of syllabi from the NCWWI Traineeships reflect examples of new courses that focus on child welfare practice as …, 2012
Child Welfare Traineeships: 12 Comprehensive Program and Innovation SummariesThis document offers a summary of the 12 NCWWI Traineeship Programs, providing a snap-shot of the goals and initiatives of …, 2012
Traineeship Programs: Promising Approaches & StrategiesThis document provides descriptions of 12 programs selected to receive federal funds for each of five years to support professional …, 2012
Rural & Tribal Child Welfare Education: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper summarizes the article “Social Justice through the Education of Rural and Tribal Child Welfare Workforce,” which presents a …, 2012
Specialized Education & Training: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes the results from a repeated measures analysis of pre- and post-training tests for newly hired workers at …, 2013
Twelve NCWWI Traineeship Programs: Comprehensive Summary of Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document summarizes the commonalities across the three NCWWI Traineeship program types – MSW, BSW and Tribal1 and offers the …, 2013
Tribal Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s Tribal traineeship programs, which were …, 2019
MSW Traineeship Programs: Legacies & Lessons LearnedThis document provides recommendations based on successful innovations and strategies that were common across NCWWI’s MSW traineeship programs which were …, 2013