Important Announcement

NCWWI has had the incredible privilege of supporting the child welfare workforce for 15 years, thanks to the generous funding provided by the Children’s Bureau. Until the end of this funding in September 2024, we will continue to post resources and lessons learned from our most recent projects (below). As we start to wrap up, we have phased out posting on X (formerly Twitter); however, we’ll keep the account open for a while so you can save your bookmarks. Find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram until March 31, 2024. NCWWI’s website and resources will remain accessible until September 30, 2025. If you require assistance with NCWWI products, please get in touch with Robin Leake, robin.leake@du.edu, who will connect you with the relevant personnel still available at the five universities that collaborated on NCWWI.

NCWWI Projects

  • Breakthrough Series Collaborative: In 2023, NCWWI launched Cultivating a Sustainable Workforce, a  Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC), aiming to enhance child welfare workforce recruitment and retention. Collaborating with five tribal and nine public multi-level teams, the focus was on developing anti-racist, anticolonial programs benefiting both workers and the communities they serve.
  • Workforce Excellence: From 2018-2023, NCWWI collaborated with seven sites, comprising child welfare programs and their university partners, to cultivate an effective, sustainable child welfare workforce.
  • Interdisciplinary Education: In the academic year 2021-2022 , NCWWI worked with three sites including the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi, to improve interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate education programs, particularly in addressing child abuse prevention, identification, and response across sectors.



Support from the Children’s Bureau

The Children’s Bureau has established a network of centers and resources that can assist agencies and organizations as they work to improve outcomes for children and families and measure their results. Visit their website to learn about their capacity-building services.