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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
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
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
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
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ journey to become a QIC-WD SiteA summary of the inception of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Family Safety Program and the role of …, , ,
QIC-WD Workforce InterventionsThis video describes common challenges and the important role workers had in selecting a workforce intervention to test as part …, , , , , , , ,
QIC-WD Three Keys to ImplementationAccording to QIC-WD sites the keys to good implementation are to slow down, gain buy-in, and build a strong implementation …, , ,
Nebraska Is Building a Resilient WorkforceThe Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services (CFS) partnered with the QIC-WD to strengthen its …, ,
Washington State is Using Telework to Strengthen the Child Welfare WorkforceThe Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families is implementing telework to strengthen their child welfare workforce. This video highlights …, , , , , ,
Building Resilience and Optimism – The Experience of a Nebraska Child and Family Services SpecialistIn this video, Gage Latscha, a Child and Family Services Specialist (CFSS) within the state of Nebraska, shares his personal …,
What we know about Pandemics and the Stress they CauseThis blog post explains what a pandemic is and the stress that it causes. To learn more, watch this 25-minute …,
Managing Stress while Working from Home during the Pandemic: Strategies for Self-CareStress is often driven by feeling a lack of control over things you once had control over. This lack of …, ,
Managing Your Personal Life During COVID-19Work and personal relationships are essential to your well-being during this pandemic. During a pandemic your relationships may be challenged. …, ,
Louisiana: Redesigning the Child Welfare Worker JobThe Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services redesigned the child welfare worker job to strengthen their workforce and reduce …, , , , ,
An Overview of the QIC-WDThe Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is dedicated to understanding how to improve child welfare workforce outcomes., , , , ,
The Critical Role of Child Welfare Workers“Social workers are the unsung heroes…” This video highlights the critical role that child welfare workers play on the frontlines …, , ,
Connecting HR and Child Welfare DataChild welfare and human resources (HR) data need to be connected to answer important workforce questions. This video highlights some …, , , , ,
Turnover v. Intent to LeaveThis video captures QIC-WD evaluation team members discussing turnover data. They talk candidly about measures of “intent to leave” and …,
How does Organizational Culture and Climate Impact the Child Welfare Workforce?In this video, organizational culture and climate expert Dr. Tony Hemmelgarn describes the impact of organizational social context on child …
The Importance of Communication When Implementing Workforce Changes“Communication is the key to success…” Listen to QIC-WD site representatives from Washington, Louisiana, Virginia, and Milwaukee, WI talk about …
Virginia Case-Supportive TechnologyThe Virginia Department of Social Services and select local child welfare agencies implemented a case-supportive technology intervention to strengthen their …, , , , , ,
Pivoting During the PandemicThis video features workers, supervisors, and administrators discussing the challenges they faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some of changes …, , ,
Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress on the Child Welfare WorkforceThis video features child welfare workers and supervisors discussing how work-related secondary traumatic stress (STS) impacts them personally and professionally., , , ,
Coping with Secondary Traumatic StressThis video features child welfare workers and supervisors discussing the coping skills they use to address secondary traumatic stress (STS)., ,
Coach Ohio: A Supportive Supervision and Resiliency InterventionThe Ohio Department of Job and Family Services partnered with select counties to implement a supportive supervision and resiliency intervention. …, , , , , , ,
Organizational Change in ActionThe Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services worked with the QIC-WD to address organizational culture and climate. This video highlights …, , ,
The Importance of Supporting SupervisorsSupervision is an important element of the child welfare workforce. Supervisors from across the QIC-WD sites discuss what they need …, , , ,
Standardized Competency-based Hiring ProcessThe Oklahoma Department of Human Services, worked with the QIC-WD to standardize their child welfare hiring practices. This video highlights …, , , ,
Types of TurnoverMegan Paul, QIC-WD Workforce Lead, describes three different ways of looking at turnover: internal vs. external, voluntary vs. involuntary, and …,
The Challenge of Measuring Turnover in Child WelfareTo address the challenge of turnover in child welfare it is important to understand why people leave, when they leave, …, ,
OnboardingThe Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians worked with the QIC-WD to develop an onboarding program. This video highlights the experience …, , , , , , , , ,
Untapped Potential for Child Welfare Administrative DataAlthough a lot of data are captured through child welfare management information systems, there is much we still need to …, , 2021
Worker Turnover is a Persistent Child Welfare Challenge – So is Measuring ItThe QIC-WD team has spent five years working with public child welfare agencies to implement and study efforts to address …, , 2022
Supervision in a Virtual WorkplaceThe QIC-WD sites, like other child welfare agencies around the country, pivoted to virtual supervision quickly due to the pandemic. …, 2022
Addressing the Disconnects Between HR and Child WelfareWhen it comes to efforts to improve workforce outcomes, how would you describe the relationship between human resources (HR) and …2022
How Can Public Child Welfare Agencies Get and Keep a Great Workforce?The following tips were compiled based on the experience of QIC-WD sites. They are intended to help child welfare administrators, …, , 2021
How Can Child Welfare Agencies Leverage Data to Address Important Workforce Questions?Child welfare agencies experience workforce turnover (14-20% annually) that can be costly and result in poorer outcomes for children and …, , 2021
Communication is Key to SuccessOrganizational communication describes a connection between poor communication, negative attitudes towards the workplace, and decreased worker satisfaction. Conversely, in an …2021
Improving the Child Welfare Workforce Through Training: Common Questions and Evidence-Informed Answers from the QIC-WDTraining is often the first intervention child welfare agencies use to address critical workforce development issues. This QIC-Tip aims to …, , , , 2021
RecruitmentAn overview of recruitment, its value, and how recruitment efforts can be improved., 2020
Realistic Job PreviewsAn overview of realistic job previews, their value, and how they work., , , , , 2020
Situational Judgement TestsAn overview of situational judgement tests, what they measure, and their value., , , 2020
Training and Experience EvaluationsAn overview of training and experience evaluations for potential employees, how they are typically measured, and their value., 2020
Work Sample TestsAn overview of work sample tests, what they measure, and their value., , , 2020
Biodata MeasuresAn overview of biodata measures, or hiring tools that assess a variety of biographical or background data about job candidates. …, , , 2020
Cognitive Ability TestsAn overview of cognitive ability tests, their value, and their challenges., 2020
Integrity TestsAn overview of integrity tests and their value., 2020
Emotional Intelligence TestsAn overview of emotional intelligence tests and their value., , , 2020
Job EmbeddednessAn overview of job embeddedness, or the extent to which employees are connected to their jobs through a social web, …, , 2020
Job Knowledge TestsAn overview of job knowledge tests and their value., , , 2020
HumorAn overview of humor in the workplace., , , , , , 2020
Perceptions of Organizational PoliticsAn overview of perceptions of organizational politics, their value, and what contributes to them., , , , , 2020
Perceived Organizational SupportAn overview of perceived organizational support, or employee perceptions regarding the extent to which their employer values their contributions and …, , , , , 2020
Psychological SafetyAn overview of psychological safety in the workplace, its value, what contributes to it and how it can be increased., , , , , , 2020
Psychological CapitalAn overview of psychological capital including its’ four positive psychological resources—efficacy, optimism, hope, and resilience, the value of it and …, 2020
Job InvolvementAn overview of job involvement, or individual’s psychological identification with their job, its value, and what contributes to it., , 2020
Employment InterviewsAn overview of employment interviews, what they measure, and their value., , 2020
MindfulnessAn overview of mindfulness, how it can be increased, and its impact on workplace outcomes., , 2020
Diversity TrainingAn overview of diversity training, its value, and how it works., , , 2020
GritAn overview of grit as a personality trait and how it can be improved., 2020
Workforce Supports for LGBT EmployeesAn overview of organizational policies and practices that are thought to improve the work experiences of LGBT employees and foster …, , , , , 2020
Informal Learning BehaviorsAn overview of informal learning behaviors (self-directed, intentional activities to acquire knowledge and skill outside of formal learning environments), why …, , , , 2020
Organizational SocializationAn overview of organizational socialization, or onboarding, and what strategies are thought to be most effective., 2020
Psychological Contract BreachAn overview of a psychological contract breach, its importance, and how it can be reduced., , , , , , , , 2020
Employee EngagementAn overview of employee engagement, what contributes to it, and strategies to improve it., 2020
TeleworkAn overview of telework, its value, and the need for additional research., 2020
Coworker InfluenceAn overview of how a coworker’s influence impacts a given employees’ workplace experience., , , 2020
Assessment CentersAn overview of assessment centers which measure knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics by assessing participants’ responses to job-related simulations …, , , 2020
ThrivingAn overview of thriving in the workplace and what contributes to it., , 2020
Organizational JusticeAn overview of organizational justice, otherwise known as the extent to which an organization treats people fairly., , , , , , , 2020
Occupational CommitmentAn overview of occupational commitment and what contributes to it., , , , , , 2020
Reference ChecksAn overview of reference checks as a hiring tool and their value., , 2020
WorkaholismAn overview of workaholism and what contributes to it., 2021
Emotional LaborAn overview of emotional labor, the management of feelings to create a publicly observable facial and bodily display, and what …, , , , 2021
Emotional Intelligence TrainingAn overview of emotional intelligence training and its connection to workplace outcomes., , , , 2021
Union Commitment and ParticipationAn overview of union commitment and participation as well as what contributes to it and its impact on job satisfaction …, 2021
Public Service MotivationAn overview of public service motivation and what contributes to it., , , 2021
SleepAn overview of sleep and its impact on workplace outcomes., , , 2021
Pre-Training InterventionsAn overview of pre-training interventions and their value., 2021
GratitudeAn overview of gratitude, how it can be increased, and gratitude interventions., , 2021
CoachingAn overview of coaching and its value., , 2021
Organizational CynicismAn overview of organizational cynicism and what contributes to it., , , 2021
Training TestsAn overview of training tests, including any form of knowledge assessment intended to gauge learning from training, and their value., 2021
Pedagogical AgentsAn overview of using lifelike characters presented on a computer screen that guide users through multimedia learning environments, otherwise known …, 2021
Seductive Details in TrainingAn overview of including seductive details, interesting but unimportant details that are not necessary to achieve the instructional objective, in …, 2021
After-Action ReviewsAn overview of After-Action Reviews (AAR), a systematic technique that turns a recent event into a learning opportunity through a …, , , , 2021
Video FeedbackAn overview of video feedback as a training method., 2021
Generations in the WorkplaceAn overview of generational differences in the workplace and strategies organizations can take to address it., , , 2021
Abusive SupervisionAn overview of abusive supervision, what contributes to it, and ways to address it., , 2021
Cultural IntelligenceAn overview of cultural intelligence, the importance of it, and what contributes to it., , , , 2021
Organizational ConstraintsAn overview of work conditions that interfere with an employee’s motivation or ability to perform, otherwise known as work constraints, …, , , 2021
WorkloadAn overview of workload and how to improve it., , , 2021
Workplace OstracismAn overview of workplace ostracism and what contributes to it., , , , 2021
Conversational Style in TrainingAn overview of a combination of stylistic strategies to personalize instructional text for learners, otherwise known as conversational styles and …, 2021
Leadership TrainingAn overview of leadership training and its’ value., , 2021
Time ManagementAn overview of time management and how to improve it., , , 2021
Self-Explanation in TrainingAn overview of a process by which learners generate inferences about causal connections or conceptual relationships, otherwise known as self-explanation., 2021
Signaling in TrainingAn overview of cues that direct learners’ attention to specific instructional content or that emphasize how the content is organized, …, 2021
Behavior Modeling TrainingAn overview of Behavior Modeling Training (BMT which can be used to train a variety of skills, from interpersonal skills …, , , 2021
Workplace IncivilityAn overview of workplace incivility and ways to improve it., , , 2022
Diversity and Inclusion ClimatesAn overview of diversity and inclusion climates and how they can be improved., , , , 2022
CompensationAn overview of pay and pay satisfaction and its value as well as compensation-related intervention strategies., 2022
Trainee ReactionsAn overview of trainee reactions to training and its’ uses., 2022
Political SkillAn overview of the ability to effectively understand others at work, and to use such knowledge to influence others to …, , , , , 2022
Learning StylesAn overview of learning styles and their importance., 2022
Leader Member ExchangeAn overview of the quality of the dyadic relationship formed between a leader and follower, otherwise known as leader member …, , , , 2022
Transformational LeadershipAn overview of the four facets of transformational leadership: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration., 2022
Role StressAn overview of three types of role stress: role ambiguity, role conflict, and role overload., , , , , 2022
Employee FitAn overview of, compatibility between individuals and organizations, otherwise known as employee fit., ,
Work Family EnrichmentAn overview of work-family enrichment, work to family enrichment and family to work enrichment., , 2022
Work Family ConflictAn overview of work-family conflict, work interference with family, and family interference with work., , , 2022
The Prevention Services Clearinghouse​A database of placement prevention services that are classified as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria. Family …, , , 2022
Title IV-E Prevention ProgramAn overview of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), Title IV-E Prevention Program, and resources to help guide implementation., , 2021
Child Welfare Training ToolkitNCSACW developed the Child Welfare Training Toolkit to educate child welfare workers about substance use and co-occurring disorders among families …, , , , n.d.
National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training InitiativeNTI has developed two state-of-the-art, standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals in …, , 2022
Resiliency Resource GuideThis guide is intended for child welfare professionals implementing a workforce effort to address secondary traumatic stress (STS). This guide …, , , , 2021
AFCARS ReportsThe Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information on all children in foster care and …, , , , 2022
Rethinking Child Welfare RecruitmentThis brief discusses the current workforce crisis and provides recommendations on ways child welfare programs can enhance their recruitment efforts., , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Using a Culturally Responsive Leadership Framework: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe authors developed a culturally responsive leadership framework (CRLF) to address context, distributive leadership, and cultural responsiveness. Examining these elements …, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Students’ Experiences of an Anishinaabe-Centered Social Work Education ProgramThis article, which is the second in a series of three, examines the social work education program at the Center …, , , , , , , , 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
Safe and Sound: Creating and Nurturing a Culture of SafetyThis flyer provides an overview of the New Jersey Safe and Sound Culture, including definitions of the Five Rs of …, , , , , , , 2021
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
America Needs All of Us: A Toolkit for talking about bias, race, and changeThis toolkit was created to be a communications resource for those working in the field of immigration and immigrant integration. …, , 2021
Are We There Yet? A Communications Evaluation GuideThis guide explores current practices in evaluating communications as well as the challenges faced by today’s professionals., , 2008
Finding and Reaching the Audience for Your Narrative ProjectThis worksheet supports finding and reaching an audience for your narrative project by exploring “who, what, and where” (i.e., who …, , 2019
Measuring Narrative Change: Understanding Progress and Navigating ComplexityThis brief explores the concepts that underlie narrative change work and what these mean for measurement; think more about measuring …, , 2021
Word Force Messaging WorksheetThis worksheet is a tool to help identify messages for an op-ed that support one’s long term narrative goals., ,
Narrative Change: A Working Definition (and Some Related Terms)This brief provides a list of definitions of terms related to narrative change., , 2019
Persuasive Storytelling: Discover the power of your personal storyThis guide provides tools to support individuals in telling their personal stories., ,
Storytelling as a Catalyst for Systems ChangeThis brief provides a high-level overview of how storytelling can move systems change., , 2018
The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business ToolThis article from the Harvard Business Review explains why storytelling is a powerful tool that can inspire others to action., , 2014
ICWA Active EffortsThis brief by the Capacity Building Center for Tribes provides an explanation of Active Efforts as they relate to the …, , , , 2022
ICWA Placement PreferencesThis brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the law and regulations for following preferred placement preferences with …, , , , 2022
ICWA Online Guide: Qualified Expert WitnessThis brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the role of Qualified Expert Witnesses (QEW) in ICWA cases. …, , , , 2022
ICWA Inquiry and NotificationThis overview from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the process for inquiry and notification in ICWA cases and …, , , , 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
Healing GuidebookThis guidebook provides practical tips & tools for working with children and youth who have experienced trauma (and for the …, , , , 2018
Calculating TurnoverIn this video, Megan Paul, QIC-WD Workforce Team Lead, discusses how to calculate turnover in a child welfare agency., , , 2017
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
Advancing Equity and Inclusion Through the Child and Family Services ReviewsThis document provides guidelines and suggestions for how to integrate a focus on equity and inclusion into the stages and …, , , , , 2022
Parenting in Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptive FamiliesThis fact sheet provides information to help families support their child in developing a healthy racial and cultural identity and …2021
Maintaining Cultural ConnectionsIdentity is one of the seven lifelong core issues in adoption. Connecting with cultural roots is crucial for a child’s …2020
Preparing Families for Racially and Culturally Diverse AdoptionsSome families need additional information and support to help them raise children from a different racial or cultural background. These …, 2020
What Did Child Welfare Learn from 2020: upEnding Systemic RacismThis podcast episode is part of a series that examines what the child welfare field learned during 2020. It features …, , 2021
Reimagining Child Welfare: Oregon’s Vision for TransformationThis podcast episode features one jurisdiction moving from discussion to action. Oregon’s Child Welfare Division has released its Vision for …2021
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
Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace Child welfare systems should foster a healthy organizational culture and climate and improve the well-being of the child welfare workforce. …, , , 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
Pandemic Posed Challenges, but also Created Opportunities for Agencies to Enhance Future OperationsThis report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines how child welfare agencies responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and …, , 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
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
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
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 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
Trauma Informed Yoga & MindfulnessThis infographic shows how to use mindfulness to improve our relationships, daily interactions, and reactions to trauma., 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
Decolonizing Tribal Child Welfare: NICWA’s Culturally Based Review Process to Support Tribal Child Welfare RedesignThis PowerPoint presentation defines and describes why decolonizing child welfare is important, highlights  Touchstones of Hope, and explains NICWA’s approach …2021
The Indian Child Welfare Act: A Primer for Child Welfare ProfessionalsThe Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is one of the key components to protecting the rights and culture …2021
DisproportionalityThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes issues such as overrepresentation in the child welfare system, underrepresentation in …, 2021
Racial Equity Resources for Child Welfare SystemsThis webpage lists resources about implementing anti-racism practices and working with diverse populations at a systems level., 2021
Racial Equity Resources for Child Welfare ProfessionalsThis website lists resources to support child welfare and related professionals in recognizing individual biases and dismantling systemic racism., 2021
Child Welfare Practice to Address Racial Disproportionality and DisparityThis bulletin provides a brief overview of the problem of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare …, , , 2021
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: Understanding Moral DistressThis document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to …, 2021
Racial Equity Meeting Checklist (ACS)The purpose of this checklist is to self-reflect and achieve an equity lens before any staff interaction and meetings (including …2020
Native Land Territory AcknowledgementTerritory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This …, 2021
Native Land Territory AcknowledgementTerritory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This …, 2021
Tool for Building Stamina in Anti-Racism Practice: Moving from Protection to ConnectionThis Tool for Building Stamina (inspired by Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility* and grounded in our understanding of the biology …2021
Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series Discussion GuideThe Advancing Racial Equity webinar series takes an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants …2021
The Path to Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Valuing family and communityThis policy summit report provides a history of racial equity in child welfare nad includes policy recommendations for reform.2021
How did the blind removal process in Nassau County, N.Y., reduce disparity among children entering care?This brief describes how Nassau County, NY reduced disparity among children entering foster care by implementing a blind removal process.2021
How can child welfare leaders and providers reimagine support for children and families?Child welfare systems across the country are looking for opportunities to move upstream and offer proactive support to children and …2021
How can child welfare leaders and providers reimagine support for children and families?Child welfare systems across the country are looking for opportunities to move upstream and offer proactive support to children and …2021
How have counties in New York approached implementation of casework teaming?In this brief, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) caseworker staff, as well as supervisors who …2021
What has been New York’s experience with casework teaming?For more than a decade, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OFCS) has implemented casework teaming …2021
How do some child protection agencies approach coaching?The following jurisdictional snapshots spotlight 12 different state, county, and national models and approaches to coaching child protection agency staff.2021
Tanam Awaa Our Community’s Work: Trauma-Informed Benchbook for Tribal Justice SystemsThis benchbook for tribal justice systems covers topics of historical trauma and how it can be overcome through healing models …2021
Tanam Awaa Our Community’s Work: Trauma-Informed Benchbook for Tribal Justice SystemsThis benchbook for tribal justice systems covers topics of historical trauma and how it can be overcome through healing models …2021
Learning to Speak Up for Equity In the WorkplaceThis article addresses common fears surrounding speaking up for equity in the workplace and how to overcome them., 2019
Equity vs. Equality: What’s the Difference?This article outlines the nuances between equity and equality, with examples of each along with other similar concepts. It also …, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Task Force on Native Americans in Social Work Education Final Report: Status of Native Americans in Social Work Higher EducationThis report compiles the work of two projects launched by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to move forward …2010
What We Have Been GiftedThis hour long documentary focuses on the lives and culture of the people that make up the Leech Lake Band …2009
Using the Secondary Traumatic Stress Core Competencies in Trauma-Informed SupervisionDiscusses the importance of quality supervision that organizations can provide to staff members at risk for secondary traumatic stress (STS). …2018
Stress and the Child Welfare Workforce: Recognizing Signs of Secondary Traumatic StressThis webpage outlines the different types of stressors child welfare workers may be exposed to in their everyday work, as …2018
Staff Performance and Retention: Using a Trauma LensSecondary traumatic stress (STS) can have a significant impact on child welfare professionals, their agencies, and ultimately on outcomes for …2015
Building a Multi-system Trauma-informed CollaborativeThis guide provides an overview of the types, prevalence, and effects of trauma and its implications for child-serving systems along …2019
Tool for Building Stamina in Anti-Racism Practice: Moving from Protection to ConnectionThis Tool for Building Stamina (inspired by Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility* and grounded in an understanding of the biology …2020
Paying Attention to White Culture and Privilege: A Missing Link to Advancing Racial EquityThis article shares the authors’ observations of patterns of behavior by whites and people of color as we have experienced …2014
Racial Equity Toolkit to Assess Policies, Initiatives, Programs, and Budget Issues“The Racial Equity Toolkit lays out a process and a set of questions to guide the development, implementation and evaluation …2012
A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data IntegrationThis body of work seeks to encourage shifts of awareness and practice, by centering racial equity and community voice within …2020
Key Equity Terms and Concepts: A Glossary for Shared UnderstandingDeveloping a shared language for thoughtful discussion about equity is critical for all of our work. This glossary of key …2019
Addressing Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare through Organizational Effectiveness Practice“The purpose of this document is to present how APHSA’s Organizational Effectiveness Department proposes to work with agencies that are …2009
Cultural ResponsivenessResources to help workers, agencies, and systems better understand and enhance their cultural competence. Includes information on working with children, …2021
Diverse Populations and CommunitiesChild welfare professionals across the country work with children, youth, and families from varied backgrounds and communities with their own …2021
To Transform Child Welfare, Take Race Out of the EquationIn this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a …2018
Trauma-Informed Organizational Change ManualThe purpose of the manual is to guide organizations and systems in planning for, implementing and sustaining a trauma-informed organizational …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
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
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
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
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
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
University Partnership Transition to Work StrategiesThis document lists strategies to support transition to work and the long-term retention of traineeship graduates., 2021
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
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
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
Critical Workforce Needs 2020This document provides an overview of cricital workforce needs across both public and tribal child welfare programs and organized using …, 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
Child Welfare CAN Address BurnoutThis infographic presents data on who experiences burnout, what predicts it, and how child welfare organizations can address it., 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
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 Practice SupportsThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the September 22, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Practice Supports., 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
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
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
2020 Child Welfare Recognition Event “I am…” Participant ResponsesThis document lists participant responses to an activity that asked them to complete the sentences, “I am a leader beacuse…”, …, 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
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
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 Leadership and SupervisionThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the July 21, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Leadership and …, 2020
What You Can Do InfographicAll of us must work together to build and sustain a climate where child welfare professionals can do their best …, 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
Virtual Social Work Trainer Overview with Learning SuggestionsThis document provides an overview of the University of Utah’s Virtual Social Work Trainer, including information on how to use …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
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
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
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
Virtual Training IcebreakersThis document lists 10 icebreakers that can be used during virutal training., 2020
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
How to Overcome BiasA handout created for the Understanding Bias tool that serves as a quick reference. –   –   –   –   –   –   – …2018
What’s SHARING POWER Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice?Encourages providers to share power in the context of trauma-responsive practice. This fact sheet describes what sharing power is, how …2016
Washington State Family First Prevention (IV-E Program) Services PlanWashington State submitted their Family First Prevention Plan on December 20, 2019.2020
Utah’s Family First Plan ApprovedThe Utah Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Family First Prevention Services Act plan, approved by the Federal Children’s Bureau will …2019
Understanding BiasThis online learning tool was designed for direct service workers – but has helpful tips for everyone to better understand …2018
Tribal sovereign status: Conceptualizing its integration into the social work curriculumThis banded dissertation contains three related products: a conceptual article, a research article, and the development of an original social …, 2018
Tools for TribesTribal child welfare programs shouldn’t have to reinvent every wheel. With a cooperative and collaborative spirit in mind, the Capacity …2020
Tool for Engaging the Legal Community in Implementing Family FirstThis tool lays the groundwork for state and local child welfare agencies to partner with the legal community to identify …2020
Through their Lens: Case Managers’ Experiences of the Child Welfare SystemCase managers play a significant role in the child welfare system. Although previous studies have examined the multiple demands and …2017
Three Branch ToolKit & WebinarThe Three Branch Toolkit and Webinar describe how a three-branch approach takes an intentional step back from governing as usual …, 2019
The Evidence Decision-Makers WantThe Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to promote the use of evidence in decision-making by leaders …2019
Successful Video Visits With Young ChildrenVideo visits with young children pose special challenges due to their developmental needs. This tip sheet offers some ideas for …2020
Satisfactions and Stressors Experienced by Recently-hired Frontline Child Welfare WorkersMany child welfare workers choose their positions due to their interest and commitment in protecting children and derive a sense …2017
Responding to Microaggressions and BiasThis tool can be used to guide conversations about microaggressions.2011
Recruitment and Retention of Child Welfare Workers in Longitudinal ResearchA longitudinal panel study that recruits workers at hire and follows them over time provides an opportunity to empirically examine …2017
Quality Parenting Initiative Just In Time TrainingFlorida’s Just in Time Training is a web based service program designed to connect foster parents, kinship or other caregivers …2020
Overview of Policies and Considerations for Child Welfare Professionals serving Transitioning Youth and Young Adults who are PregnantThis toolkit provides an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding pregnant foster youth or youth who …2020
Overview of Policies and Considerations for Case Managers Working with Foster Youth who are ParentingThis toolkit provides an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding foster youth or youth who are …2020
Moral Injury in Child Protection WorkersThis video features the perspectives of three frontline social workers at various stages of their child protection careers and highlights …2019
Mindfulness in Family AssessmentMaking mindfulness practices an integral part of the culture, structure, and practice of child welfare organizations results in reduced stress, …2018
Mindfulness in Family AssessmentMaking mindfulness practices an integral part of the culture, structure, and practice of child welfare organizations results in reduced stress, …2018
Listening to the Voices of Children in Foster Care: Youths Speak Out About Child Welfare Workforce Turnover and SelectionRecruitment and retention of an experienced workforce is a problem for most child welfare systems and service providers. High staff …2010
Kinship Navigator Programs Practical Tips and ResourcesA tip sheet for kinship navigator programs, with background information and additional resources2020
Innovative Approaches to Disseminating Training on the Protective FactorsThis webinar is about innovative ways Strengthening Families training is being provided around the country, including discussion on online training …2019
Indiana Department of Child Services Child Welfare Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project Final ReportThis report describes how, during Title IV-E Waiver demonstration period, Indiana was able to spend dollars more flexibly to expand …2018
ICWA Flow ChartsThis series of flowcharts serves as a guide for making decisions related to ICWA.2020
Getting Everyone on the Same Page: Child Welfare Workers’ Collaboration Challenges on Cases Involving Intimate Partner ViolenceThis study explores child welfare workers’ perspectives on collaboration challenges specific to child welfare cases that also involve interpersonal partner …2019
Family First Prevention Services Act: Implications For Addressing Youth HomelessnessThe paper, from National Network for Youth and ChildFocus, outlines how the Family First Prevention Services Act can be leveraged …2019
Family First Prevention Services Act Of 2018The role of the courts in implementation of Families First.2019
Examining Internal and External Job Resources in Child Welfare: Protecting Against Caseworker BurnoutA central goal of this study was to understand internal and external resources that can mitigate the relationship between job …2018
Evidence Base for Avoiding Family Separation in Child Welfare PracticeThis report presents an overview of the current social science literature related to the impact of out-of-home placement and family …2019
Do the Components of Strengths-based Supervision Enhance Child Welfare Workers’ Satisfaction with Supervision?The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree to which certain components of strengths-based supervision (SBS) predict higher …2017
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
Coaching Webinar SeriesA five-part webinar series to discuss and share the positive impacts of coaching in human services hosted by the Northern …2019
Child Welfare Safety Assessment and Planning During COVID-19 and Physical DistancingThis document describes ideas from the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC) for how to conduct safety assessment and planning under …2020
Child Welfare Case Studies and CompetenciesThe Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare hopes these cases will be used to enhance both social work education/training …2020
Child Welfare and Pandemics Literature ScanThis literature scan identifies and synthesizes existing literature examining the effects of pandemics and the identification of policy solutions to …2020
Case Management Supervision and Coaching PackageThe Case Management Supervision and Coaching Training Package was created to increase case management supervisors’ confidence, capacity and support to …2018
Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy GuideThe BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to …2018
Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy GuideThe BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to …2018
Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy GuideThe BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to …2018
A Guide to Responding to MicroaggressionsThis article discusses how different types of microaggressions affect people’s lives and provides a hands-on guide to strategies, approaches, and …2014
12 Tips for Small Counties around ImplementationThis blog post provides a list of recommendations for small counties to consider when implementing a new initiative.2020
“The stress is indescribable”: Self-reported Health Implications from Child Welfare SupervisorsThe unique nature of the frontline supervisor role places them at risk of experiencing compounded levels of stress, yet they …2019
Racial Equity Discussion GuideThis discussion guide provides key messages, reflection questions, and resources for engaging partners in courageous conversations and planning to challenge …, 2020
Umbrella Summary: Work Sample TestsA summary of workforce research evidence on work sample tests relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: Training and Experience EvaluationsA summary of workforce research evidence on training and experience evaluations relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: RecruitmentA summary of workforce research evidence on recruitment relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: Realistic Job PreviewsA summary of workforce research evidence on realistic job previews relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: Job Knowledge TestsA summary of workforce research evidence on job knowledge tests as relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: Job EmbeddednessA summary of workforce research evidence on job embeddedness relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: Integrity TestsA summary of workforce research evidence on integrity tests relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: Employee EngagementA summary of workforce research evidence on employee engagement relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Umbrella Summary: Emotional Intelligence TestsA summary of workforce research evidence on emotional intelligence tests relevant to the child welfare field.2020
Judge William Thorne on the History and Healing of American Indian FamiliesIn this podcast episode Judge Thorne reflects on federal policies — such as the boarding school movement — that have …2019
How We Partner With the Community to Improve Service Options Podcast SeriesThis webinar series presents stories from the field that illustrate how agencies are changing organizational culture to support collaborative development …2019
Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce PodcastThis podcast episode explores the key components and requirements of a five-step process developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.2019
Change and Implementation in Practice: TeamingChild welfare agency leaders, managers, change and implementation teams, continuous quality improvement teams, and other stakeholders can use the resources …2018
Change and Implementation in PracticeThe Change and Implementation in Practice series is a collection of research-informed and user-friendly resources that can help agencies achieve …2019
CapLEARNHosted by the Capacity Building Center for States, CapLEARN provides access to training, knowledge, and skills to build child welfare …2020
Arkansas Title IV-E Prevention ProgramArkansas’s Families First Implementation plan2019
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
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
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
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
NASW Technology StandardsThese standards are designed to guide social workers’ use of technology; enhance social workers’ awareness of their ethical responsibilities when using …2017
Top Ten Reasons You (and Your Organization) Need Coaching More Than Ever Right NowThis document, developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, explains why choaching is an important strategy used by organizations to support their …2020
Facing the Pandemic With Emotional AgilityThis document summarizes a podcast episode where Susan David, PhD disusses how to use emotion to adapt using a tactic …2020
Tips for Coaching RemotelyThis document provides several tips for how to coach someone remotely., 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
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
Worker Safety Literature ReviewThis report is designed to review protocols and procedures for ensuring workplace safety in health and human service agencies. The …2016
Child Welfare Safety Assessment and Planning During COVID 19 and Physical DistancingThis document describes ideas from the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC) for how to conduct safety assessment and planning while …2020
Headington Self Care InventoryThis scale examines some of the more effective physical, psychological and spiritual methods of staying balanced and preventing burnout. If …2020
Child Welfare Field Operations Telework Program HandbookThis handbook provides policies and procedures used by Washington State to operationalize their telework program.2020
Telework Application Self AssessmentsThis self-assessment from Washington State can be used by workers and supervisors to assess an individual’s readiness for telework.2020
Virtual Meetings in Child WelfareThis research summary explores the current technology that is available and robust enough to host engaging and dynamic virtual meetings …2020
Telework in Child WelfareThis research summary explores the common elements of telework programs that agencies should be aware of, the best practices for …2020
Tip Sheet: Productively Working from HomeThis tip sheet provide examples of strategies for productively working from home.2020
Virtually Supervising Child Welfare Professionals During a PandemicDuring the pandemic crisis, supervisors must consistently engage their staff and assess caseworker needs and the needs of families served …2020
Supervision During Physical Distancing: Tools and GuidanceThis document proivdes guidance for supervising duing physical distancing, including how to prepare for supervision, what to do during the …2020
Facilitating Video Conferences and WebinarsThis tools provides a checklist and guidance for facilitating video conferences and webinars.2020
Self-Care StrategiesThis two page document lists six self-care strategies., 2019
Self-Care Resource ListThis one page document lists links to self-care resources., 2019
Self-Care Music PlaylistsThis one page document provides examples of music playlists to include in a self-care plan., 2019
What Employees Want Most from Their Workspaces2019
How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in ResearchThis document provides guidance on how child and youth researchers can incorporate a racial and ethnic equity perspective across the …2019
Five Guiding Principles for Integrating Racial and Ethnic Equity in ResearchTo advance the goal of incorporating a racial and ethnic equity perspective in research and evaluation, Child Trends presents five …2019
Drivers Best Practices AssessmentThe purpose of the Drivers Best Practices Assessment (DBPA) is to assist organizations in assessing their current supports and resources …2018
What is Child Welfare? A Guide for Law EnforcementEach State has requirements for when and how law enforcement and child welfare should interact. This guide provides an overview …2018
Expanding North Carolina’s Child Welfare Training CapacityThis newsletter-style publication discusses how to expand North Carolina’s training capacity through training partnerships, program improvement plans, and effective learning …2017
Tips for Implementation Teams The purpose of this resource is to highlight some important considerations for systems and organizations to think about before they …2018
The Relationship between Substance Use Indicators and Child Welfare CaseloadsThis brief presents results from a statistical analysis examining the relationship between indicators of substance use prevalence and child welfare …2018
New Social Workers: The results of the nationwide survey of 2017 Social Work graduatesThis survey provides a snapshot of social workers in terms of where they come from; which jobs they find; marketplace …2017
Strategies to Promote Research Use in Child Welfare Policymakers, agency leaders, and practitioners need access to meaningful research evidence to ensure that the services their child welfare agencies …2017
Rural Child Welfare PracticeThis issue brief is an introduction to understanding rural communities and their needs. It explores unique social service considerations, recruiting …2018
Responding to Opioids: Practice NotesThis newsletter issue focuses on the opioid crisis in North Carolina and its impact on the Child Welfare System. Also …2018
Realizing the Potential of Research in Child WelfareThis essay discusses our interest in the use of research within the child welfare system in order to: (1) stimulate …2013
Profile of the Social Work Workforce This report uses available sources of data to present a profile of the current social work workforce defined according to …2017
Transforming Child Welfare Systems Impact of Homelessness and Housing InstabilityIdentifies impact of homelessness and housing instability on child welfare involvement and placement in foster care as well as strategies …2019
Pennsylvania Child Welfare CompetenciesThis document provides examples of competencies and related behavioral indicators that are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills representative …2018
Family Assessment Tool: How to overcome bias This tool can be used as a practical guide to help recognize and acknowledge bias and ways in which you …2018
Inventory of Innovations: Workforce Development This document provides an overview of workforce development by addressing recruitment, retention, secondary trauma and burnout, job complexity, worker education, …2018
How to Prepare for a Family Assessment: Suggestions for caseworkers and frontline staff This two-page summary discusses how to be self-aware and intentional during the decision-making process of family assessments. This publication takes …2018
Healthy Organizations Information Packet: How does turnover affect outcomes and what can be done to address retention?This information packet examines the predictors and costs of turnover and strategies to support effective recruitment and retention. The packet …2017
Supporting Child Welfare Staff: The critical first three monthsThis is a brief summary of a digital dialogue between Cambria Rose Walsh and Alan O’Malley-Laursen, leading experts in the …2018
Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce: Hiring and retaining the right people on the frontlineRecognizing that turnover, retention and hiring the right people during organizational stress is difficult, the Annie E. Casey Foundation put …2018
Implementing Evidence-Based Child Welfare: The New York City experienceThe goals of the preventive services Evidence-Based Model (EBM) initiative are to improve outcomes by improving family functioning and child …2017
Evaluation Plan Development Tip SheetThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designed this tip sheet to assist child welfare professionals in developing strong …2019
Evaluating Community Engagement: An Evaluation Guide and Toolkit for Practical UseThis guide offers tips for evaluating community engagement. It is intended to be a practical, hands-on tool to help determine …2018
Decision-Making in Child Welfare for Improved Safety OutcomesThis brief details the factors that go into child welfare workers decision-making process and discusses the importance of multi-level decision-making …2017
The Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High-Risk Children and FamiliesThis article provides three case examples in which individuals are affected by Secondary Traumatic Stress. The author gives further examples …2014
Communities Creating Racial Equity: Ripple Effects of Dialogues to ChangeThis document explores five case studies from New Mexico, Virginia, Kentucky, and New York and the role dialogue plays in …2018
Coaching for Competence and ConfidenceCoaching is a technique that bridges the gap between research-informed training and every-day practice. This article explains the evidence and …2018
Core Concepts and Principles of Effective Case Management: Approaches for the social service workforceThis document describes the concept of case management and the basic ideas or rules that explain, outline or provide guidance …2018
CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in CaliforniaThe Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) sets national standards for the identification and assessment of competencies in the education …2017
Assessing Your Training SystemThis tool consists of a 34-question assessment that can be used to assess the effectiveness of approaches intended to build …2018
Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity CultureThis guide helps define race equity gaps in organizations as well as how to begin the process of building a …2018
Operationalizing Equity: putting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s racial and ethnic equity and inclusion framework into actionThis document follows the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s journey of race equity and inclusion. It contains their framework of implementation …2019
A Blueprint for Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Child WelfareThis document assists leaders in child welfare in sustainably implementing evidence-based practices. This document breaks down the process into four …2018
Adapting Evidence-Based Programs in Child WelfareThis webinar explores how child welfare leaders and program developers can work together to adapt an evidence-based approach to the …2018
Social Services Group Supervision Process ExampleThis document provides and example of how group supervision can be structured in a social services agency.2012
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Toolkit (California)The ICWA Toolkit provides a structured compendium of resources designed to assist county administrators and staff to implement culturally appropriate …2016
Supervising from a Trauma-Informed PerspectiveThis 8-minute video from Texas describes the impact of trauma and provides information on supervising from a trauma-informed perspective. 2017
Supervisor Learning Circles (Georgia)This website provides information about Georgia’s Supervisor Learning Circles which help promote the use of critical thinking skills that impact …2019
2016 State Roundtable Report: Caseworker Retention Workgroup (Pennsylvania)This report explores the data and impact of retention and turnover of Pennsylvania’s child welfare caseworkers. Also included in the …2016
Coaching on Protective FactorsThis brief is a worksheet for trainers to coach workers on the protective and promotive factors. It provides an overview …2018
America Needs All of UsThis tool provides practical messaging tools and strategies that address people’s fears, anxieties, and prejudices head on. In that way, …2016
Action Planning Supervision ToolTool to be used in supervision to support worker capacity at assessing and understanding Protective Factors.2018
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Racial and Ethnic Minority YouthPractioner guide- explores and offers tips on how identities interact with each other and may produce unique challenges for youths. Some complexities …2017
SEC conversations with parentsThe Conversation Guide provides all of the resources needed to convene an informal but focused conversation. It is designed to …2019
Introduction to Results Count Path to EquityThis introduction describes four skills that help leaders to achieve better and more equitable results. The skills are part of …2019
Issue Brief: What are preliminary building blocks to strengthen quality supervision?Guidance for building quality supervision within child welfare organizations. Identifies building blocks and provides state level examples.2018
Families First: Readiness Assessment, Planning and ImplementationThe Chapin Hall suite of tools, readiness assessment, and planning framework provide a phased approach to preparing for successful implementation. …2018
Implicit Bias 101: Exploring Implicit Bias in Child Welfare4 online modules covering the basics of implicit bias, implications in child welfare, self-reflection, and mitigating unwanted biases. The purpose …2018
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
Supervising for Quality Child Welfare PracticeThis bulletin presents an overview of child welfare supervision and explores the dimensions of supervision that agencies may want to …2015
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
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
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
Leading Practice: A Resource Guide for Child Protection LeadersThis guide operationalizes five leadership capabilities – critical reflection, engaging others, managing oneself, delivering results and leading and inspiring. It …2019
Effective Leadership for Tribal Child WelfareThis guide provides some basic information on how to establish effective tribal governance and the role of tribal leadership in …2019
Support Matters: Lessons from the Field on Services for Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Care FamiliesThis guide provides State, Tribal, and Territorial child welfare managers and administrators information about effective strategies for developing data-driven adoption, …2019
A Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal CommunitiesThe guide identifies values and priorities that can foster trust and build the knowledge and skills of Tribes, their evaluation …2019
Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal CommunitiesThis video describes historical experiences of intrusive research and judgmental evaluations that have caused harm to many American Indian and …2019
Collaborative & Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities: The Roles and Voices of Key StakeholdersThis video describes the roles of key stakeholders to create a new narrative for evaluation in Tribal communities and reflects …2019
Improving the Welfare of Native Children by Using & Managing DataCovering the basics of data, this brief resource includes information on how data can be used to address issues and …2019
Navigating Rough Waters: Lessons Learned & Challenges to Avoid When Planning a Tribal Child Welfare Data SystemWhen programs journey through the river of data, knowing how to navigate rough waters and overcome challenges can make a …2019
Planning for Your Program’s Child Welfare Data SystemThis two-page resource offers concise guiding questions for programs to consider as they develop or enhance a data system. Data …2019
States’ Consultation and Collaboration with Tribes and Reported Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)This report is a summary of the information states provided in their 2015–2019 Child and Family Services Plan’s (CFSP) in …, 2019
Resources for Healthy GenerationsThis document provides a list of substance abuse, child welfare, and domestic violence resources designed specifically for tribal communities. 2019
Resources for Healthy Generations2019
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 …2019
How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research: Practical Guidance for the Research ProcessFor child and youth research to inform and improve policies, programs, and public opinion, it must identify, explore, and explain …2019
Five Guiding Principles for Integrating Racial and Ethnic Equity in ResearchThis article summarizes five guiding principles for integrating racial and ethnic equity in research, including: examining backgrounds and biases, committing …2019
Drivers Best Practices AssessmentThe purpose of the Drivers Best Practices Assessment (DBPA) is to assist organizations in assessing their current supports and resources for …2019
Cultural Humility Practice PrinciplesThis 1-page summary lists 10 practice principles for cultural humility.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
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
Strengthening University/Agency Research Partnerships to Enhance Child Welfare Outcomes: A Toolkit for Building Research PartnershipsThis document is designed to serve as a toolkit for developing child-welfare research capacities by setting the context within the …2008
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
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
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
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
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
California BASW Student CompetenciesThis document provides BASW competencies linked to a common core of knowledge, values, and skills shared by public child welfare …2013
Creating and Sustaining Effective & Outcome-Oriented Child Welfare University-Agency Research PartnershipsThis brief provides guidance on research-based principles to guide effective partnerships between social work education programs and child welfare agencies …2014
Linking North Carolina Child Welfare Outcomes with Professionalism of StaffThis paper evaluates the role of the educational background of the caseworker as it relates to outcomes for children and …2011
Transforming MSW field learning: Evidence-based practice and implementation scienceThis webinar presents practical examples of how MSW programs can adjust field curricula to ensure that evidence-based practice and implementation …2015
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
CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Final ReportThis document provides statistics about the students graduating from the 22nd cohort from CalSWEC’s Title IV-E Stipend program, tracking students …2015
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
Workforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational PreparationWorkforce Development QuickBit Module 5: Educational Preparation, 2016
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
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
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
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
A New Key to Success: Guidelines for Effective Staff Development and Training ProgramsThis document is designed to provide basic information about the essential components for effective staff development and training. Such areas …2010
Maximizing Return on Your Training Investment: A Reference Guide for ManagersThis guide outlines the four primary components of a comprehensive system: design, delivery, transfer, and evaluation, and, for each component, …2004
Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Child Welfare: On the Job Training Manual for Supervisors of New EmployeesThis guide offers supervisors a way to complement day-to-day supervision and contains (1) suggested guideline for practice assessment process; (2) …2009
Child Welfare Training from the Individual Worker Perspective (California)This brief presents information gather from individual workers to examine their viewpoints in order to identify training needs, barriers to …2012
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
Oregon Child Welfare Core: Activity GuideThis guide provides task, assignments and learning objectives for each Oregon Child Welfare Core Training program area: Child Abuse and …2018
Trainer Competencies (Ohio)This document is Ohio’s comprehensive listing of all the knowledge and skills required for child welfare staff to do their …2015
Boundaries and Professional ConductThis training video identifies the role boundaries play in the work of child welfare; identifies appropriate boundaries; and provides scenarios …2012
A National Review of Child Welfare Pre-Service Curriculum Development Methods and Training MaterialsThis national child welfare training curriculum review informs the development of Florida’s pre-service training for child welfare professionals throughout the …2013
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
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
10 Secrets to Amazing CurriculumThe document provides ten tips for preparing and delivering effective trainings. 2015
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
Tips and Techniques for Engaging ParticipantsThis training course explores techniques and approaches to tailor training to both participants’ needs as well as the facilitator’s training …, 2012
Critical Thinking: The Trainer’s RoleThis training course explores the concept of critical thinking as a process and examine the steps involved, explore why critical …2013
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
Training, Development, and Human Resources ToolkitThis toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in building a system of care training and development program into the …2010
Simulation in Child Welfare Training: Moving Beyond Role PlayThis guide provides an overview of simulation training for child welfare workers including the costs and benefits, considerations for trainer, …2017
Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying and Non Case Carrying Supervisors (San Francisco)This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for case carrying and non-case carrying supervisors, and designed …2015
Washington Developmental Competencies for SupervisorsThis document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for supervisors.2013
Washington Developmental Competencies for Social Workers and Social Service SpecialistsThis document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for social workers and social …, 2013
Understanding Job Requirements (3.5 minute microlearning)Clear information about the job requirements is a fundamental building block in implementing a workforce development system.  This interactive 3.5 …2016
Tool Kit – Identifying a Competency Model for the Jobs in your OrganizationThis tool guide Human Resources Manager and other key HR staff become familiar with the Competency Model and the Competency …2007
The Universe of Child Welfare Competencies (Ohio)This webpage offers a comprehensive listing of all the competencies required for child welfare staff to do their jobs, which …, 2019
Texas Child Protective Services Specialist CompetenciesThis graph outlines practice competencies for those working in child protective services.2015
Social Workers in Social Services Agencies – Occupational ProfileThis document outlines the various services that social service agencies provide; job functions within these agencies; the benefits and challenges …2011
Rhode Island Individual Learning Needs Survey & Individual Learning PlanThis survey contains a list of competencies specific to the child welfare field, and used by new workers and their …, 2012
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Workforce GuidanceThis chapter offers guidance that all agencies can use to attract and retain a highly competent workforce that has the …, 2010
Supervisor and Mentor Guide FY 2012 (Oklahoma)This guide explains the Oklahoma’s New Worker Development Plan concept, outlines what new staff can expect from the child welfare …2012
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
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
Best Practices: MentoringThis tool assists agencies in creating a case for mentoring by outlining critical steps in developing and implementing a formal …2019
CFPM Training and Coaching: Best Practices and Lessons LearnedThis document shares important best practices for training and coaching of a practice model. 2016
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
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Peer SupervisionThis webpage provides resources that describe recent efforts to provide new child welfare workers with peer support, supervision, or mentoring …2008
NRC-OI Supervisor Training Project 2011: Information on Mentoring & Coaching Programs for Child Welfare SupervisorsThis document provides information on what states have been doing to train and support child welfare supervisors, along with available …, 2012
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
Coaching in Child WelfareThis issue brief supports child welfare administrators, managers, and supervisors in understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for …2012
Coaching in the Field of Child Welfare ToolkitThis toolkit guides the development and implementation of formal, professional coaching within the child welfare context; presents many examples and …2014
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
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
Coaching VideosThis site provides three videos from The Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare Practice DVD and one from The CLEAR Coaching …, 2017
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: A Global Study of Successful PracticesThis study explores the use of coaching in order to determine its popularity, its association with higher performance, the correlation …2018
Coaching in Child WelfareThis issue brief supports child welfare administrators, managers, and supervisors in understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for …2017
States’ Consultation and Collaboration with Tribes and Reported Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)This report is a summary of the information states provided in their 2015–2019 Child and Family Services Plan’s (CFSP) in …2015
Resources for Healthy GenerationsThis document provides a list of substance abuse, child welfare, and domestic violence resources designed specifically for tribal communities. Keywords: …, 2017
ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and LeadersThis guide provides recommended actions that tribal leadership can take towards ensuring compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). …2017
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
Leadership Competency FrameworkThis document provides the NCWWI competency framework, which reflects the multi-dimensional nature of the child welfare field and the corresponding …, , 2011
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, …2014
Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Take the Lead SeriesThe Take the Lead Series supplements the Core LAS Curriculum with short, interactive modules to help supervisors build skills and …, , 2014
Learning, Leading, Changing and Making a DifferenceThe video provides an overview of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) through the perspectives of NCWWI’s diverse partnerships. …, 2013
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
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
Competency-based Leadership DevelopmentThis article describes a competency-based leadership development program in child welfare that has demonstrated effectiveness by developing a comprehensive competency …2014
Bridging the Gap: A Learning Activity on Effective Multidisciplinary CollaborationThis paper highlights a learning activity that demonstrates the principles of collaboration and the impact it has within the field …2014
An Example of Leadership Transfer of Learning Through the NCWWI Toolkit: Learning and Living LeadershipThis document provides a series of activities to cultivate the leadership competencies from the NCWWI Leadership Model and Competency Framework …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
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
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
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
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
Regulating Distress (3 minute microlearning)This microlearning focuses on one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership – regulating distress. Completing this course will develop …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 …2017
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 …2017
Think Politically (2.5 minute microlearning)This microlearning (2 1/2 minutes) explains ways to think politically, one of the seven behaviors of adaptive leadership. Completing this course will  help …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 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
Implementing the DCF Case Practice Model (NJ)This overview of the Implementation of the Case Practice Model highlights a six prong approach: 1) Leadership Development, 2) Statewide …2017
Guide for Developing & Implementing Child Welfare Practice Models2012
Changing Systems & Practice to Improve Outcomes for Young Fathers, Their Children & Their FamiliesThis brief makes recommendations for child welfare system policy and practice changes that recognize the critical role young fathers can …2017
Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare2014
Working Together: The Paloma-Welleseley Guide to Participatory Program EvaluationThis guide provides a framework and process that support a participatory evaluation from beginning to end. The information and data …2010
Workforce Planning Training – GA2012
Workforce Planning Training – GAThis presentation developed by Georgia State Personnel Administration provides a framework to implement and sustain effective workforce planning. The presentation …2012
Workforce Planning Resource Guide for Public Sector Human Resource ProfessionalsThis guide focuses on how workforce planning can meet the unique needs of public sector HR professionals at any level …2002
Workforce Planning Model & Guide (California)This guide was developed to assist State departments take a strategic approach to workforce planning as opposed a reactionary approach …2008
Workforce Planning Guidelines – GAThis guidelinedeveloped by Georgia State Personnel Administration provides a framework to implement and sustain effective workforce planning. The presentation outlines …2012
Workforce Planning Desk & Reference Guide (Alaska)This guide is intended for managers and supervisors anticipating recruitment and retentions challenges, and to assist agencies in carefully preparing …2008
Workforce Planning Checklist – GAThis checklist developed by Georgia State Personnel Administrationis a step-by-step checklist for effective workforce planning. 2012
Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (Arizona)This report provides context for the technical assistance offered under the Human Services Workforce Initiative, shares the accomplishments, and includes the …2011
Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (Arizona)2011
Workforce Planning and Development Final Report (Arizona)2011
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
Workforce Development in Child Welfare: Summary of Research, State Initatives and Other InnovationsThis report provides information on workforce development initiatives in child welfare and in other fields with an emphasis on recruitment, …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 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 and Outsourcing Issues Key to Reducing Fatalities: Comments for the CECANFThis document addresses outsourcing, caseloads and workloads, professional development, and workplace safety issues as key to reducing fatalities; and provides …2015
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
Who Cares about Data Sharing: Making the Case to the CourtsThis video discusses the importance of courts and child welfare agencies utilizing practical performance measurement and data sharing to avoid …2014
What’s the Difference? Constructing Meaningful Comparison GroupsThis video explains why it is important to use comparison groups to identify problems and understand whether practices and programs …2014
What are Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare?This Prezi presentation defines predictive analytics, provides examples of how to use existing data sets in order to determine patterns …2014
Video series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child WelfareThis video series complements “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare,” a publication for …2014
Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Child Welfare OutcomesThis document highlights the use of integrated data systems by Wisconsin and Washington to evaluate and understand how child support …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
Using Data to Measure Performance: A new framework for assessing the effectiveness of home visitingThis report provides information to support state and local managers in collecting, analyzing, and using data to gain a clear …2015
Using Child Welfare Administrative Data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative EvaluationThis brief discusses the use of administrative data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) evaluation. The brief begins by defining …2016
Use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way StreetsThis video challenges the traditional paradigm of moving from “research to practice,” suggesting that researchers and evaluators need to think …2014
Tracking and Using Implementation and Outcome Data (W/Tip Sheet)This document shares important best practices in building capacity to track and use data for practice model decision making.2016
Toward a High Quality Child Welfare Workforce: Six Doable StepsThis paper describes a number of promising practices used across the country to improve the working conditions and quality of …2006
Three Examples of Predictive Analytics in Child ProtectionThis webinar discusses how predictive analytics operates in the real world and the implications it has for child protective services. …2015
The Quality Services Review ProcessThis training course provides an overview of the Quality Service Review (QSR) process, the QSR Protocol, and the responsibilities of …2016
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
The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW): Implications for Child Welfare EvaluationsThis video illustrates ways that the NSCAW- which provides nationally representative, longitudinal data on children and families that have been …2014
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 21st Century Public Service Workforce: Eight Lessons from the LiteratureThis paper summarizes eight lessons from the academic and policy literature on public service change and how change is impacting …2014
Taking Action: Keys to Using Data & Information2010
Systems of Care Strategic Planning ToolkitThis toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in formulating a strategic plan to guide infrastructure development, discusses related activities, …2010
Systems of Care Policy Action Guide2019
Supervisors’ Guide to Developing Operational Workforce Plans (Washington)The guide is designed as a practical tool to be used by supervisors and those who support supervisors with unit-level …2008
Succession Planning ProcessThis document details the six-step process for effective succession planning and several factors typically found in successful succession planning initiatives.2005
Succession Planning for GovernmentThis document explores talent management practices best to support a larger, more strategic role for HR in a rapidly changing …2014
Success Beyond 18: Re-Examining the Foster Care Review Process: Extended Foster Care as a Catalyst for Improved Practices and Better OutcomesThis paper focuses on the role of courts in establishing case oversight and review processes that include youth in developmentally …2013
Strategic Workforce Planning Manual – Fairfax, VirginiaThis manual defines fundamental steps to develop and implement a workforce plan, provides information and processes that can be applied …2003
Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible with Federal Privacy LawsThis toolkit helps agency leaders and staff use integrated data to improve city services, and provides information to find the …2014
Self-Assessment Workbook for Building a Stable Quality Child Welfare WorkforceThis workbook provides guidance to child welfare administrators on innovative human resource management policies and practices. The workbook allows administrators …2006
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
Quality Service Review: Protocol for Review of Current Status of Children & Families & the Performance of Key System Functions (Tennessee)This document is designed for use in a case-based Quality Service Review (QSR) process and is used for conducting a …2011
Quality Assurance Review of the Division of Children, Youth and Families: New Hampshire Department of Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report examines how well laws, policies, and practices protect children who come to the attention of the New Hampshire’s …2016
Quality Assurance Review of the Division of Children, Youth and Families: New Hampshire Department of Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report examines how well laws, policies, and practices protect children who come to the attention of the New Hampshire’s …2016
Profile of the Social Work WorkforceThis report presents the size of the workforce, demographic and educational background, work setting, compensation, and geographical distribution. (2017
Preparing for Tomorrow’s State and Local Government WorkforceThis eBook looks at how state and local governments across the country are using innovative practices to recruit, develop, and …2016
Predictive Analytics and Child Protection: Constraints and OpportunitiesThis webinar discusses increasing efforts to leverage predictive analytics for better decision making in child protection. It reviews past experiences, …2015
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: WorkforceThis guide is intended for child welfare agency teams charged by agency leadership with developing and maintaining a high-performing workforce …2010
Policy Matters: Setting and Measuring Benchmarks for State PoliciesThis paper puts forth an approach to setting benchmarks for a state policy agenda to encourage stronger family relationships. The …2009
Planning for Your Program’s Child Welfare Data SystemThis two-page resource offers concise guiding questions for programs to consider as they develop or enhance a data system. Data …2018
Permanency Planning Today – CQIThis issue of Permanency Planning Today provides basic foundational information on evidence-based practice and points the readership toward resources and …2014
Partnerships, Evaluation, and Partnerships, Evaluation, and Effective Practice in Child Welfare: Introducing a New Framework (Part 1)This video introduces a practical guide for strengthening child welfare systems called “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain …2014
On Equal Footing: The Importance of Baseline Equivalence in Measuring Program EffectivenessThis brief explains the role of baseline equivalence when measuring a home visiting program’s effectiveness, how to measure similarity of …2014
NJ DCF Workforce Report: A Commitment to Child Welfare Excellence through Comprehensive Workforce & Leadership DevelopmentThis report provides an in-depth review of key indicators of performance and related strategies that reflect the New Jersey Department …2016
New York State Department of Civil Services: Workforce & Succession PlanningThis webpage provides State agencies with guidance and a forum to share information on Workforce and Succession Planning. 2016
New Jersey Workforce Report: Annual Update 2016-2017workforce and leadership functioning as well as system reform benchmarks in its commitment to the safety and well-being of children …2017
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
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 DCF Workforce: Preliminary Highlights 2014-2015This report summarizes the demographics and characteristics of the current child welfare workforce and highlights a variety of indicators of …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
Navigating Rough Waters: Lessons Learned & Challenges to Avoid When Planning a Tribal Child Welfare Data SystemWhen programs journey through the river of data, knowing how to navigate rough waters and overcome challenges can make a …2018
National Data Archive on Child Abuse & NeglectThis website, for The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN), promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the …2019
Monitoring Child Welfare Programs – Performance Improvement in a CQI ContextThis paper describes a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process in which the central elements are outcomes, baseline data, goal-setting, a …2007
Minnesota Child Welfare Workforce Stabilization Study: Child Protection Summary ReportThis summary specifically focuses on the child protection workforce to better understand the state of Minnesota in order to develop …2016
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
Measuring Child Welfare Outcomes: A Compendium of Standardized InstrumentsThis document serves as a compendium of common child-, caregiver-, family-, and organization-level instruments that have been used by discretionary …2015
Measurement Matters: How Should My Program Measure Changes in Child Well-Being?This video presents guidance about issues to consider when attempting to measure changes in well-being outcomes for children and families …2014
Making Decisions in Child WelfareThis issue of Practice Notes addresses new ways to ensure decisions are fair, well-informed, and lead to the best possible …2017
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
Logic Model BuilderThis webpage helps users create logic models for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Family Support and Postadoption Services Programs, guiding the …2019
Levels of Research Evidence and Benefit-Cost Data for Title IV-E Waiver InterventionsThis research brief describes the Title IV-E demonstration interventions used by the complete set of Title IV-E Waiver states and …2015
Lessons from the Field: Assessing and Improving CQI Systems in Child WelfareThis issue of Child Welfare Matters profiles a CQI assessment approach the NRCOI designed and implemented in partner­ship with State …2014
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
Learning, Leading, ChangingFor decades, the approach to workforce issues in child welfare was crisis-driven. Workers were not sufficiently supported, and states struggled …, 2018
Knowing the Numbers: Accessing and Using Child Welfare DataThis brief provides an overview of data sources that are useful to the child welfare community specifically, including the major …2014
Keeping Track of Our Most Valuable Resource: Using Workforce Data to Improve Child Welfare ProgramsKeeping Track of Our Most Valuable Resource:2014
Kansas Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce PlanThe report presents results of a state-wide assessment and preliminary plan to address agency and systems-level workforce issues.2010
In Pursuit of Better Outcomes – Putting CQI in North Carolina’s Child Welfare ToolboxThis issue of Training Matters provides an overview of the state’s system of CQI, REAP (Reaching for Accountability and Excellence …2012
Improving the Welfare of Native Children by Using & Managing DataCovering the basics of data, this brief resource includes information on how data can be used to address issues and …2018
Harnessing Big Data for Social Good: A Grand Challenge for Social WorkThis paper focuses on the potential of big data and data science to produce novel types of information to inform …2015
Guide to Results-Based Planning and Facilitation: Achieving Results and Equity for Vulnerable Children and YouthThis guide explains how to use a proven strategic planning discipline -Results-Based Accountability (RBA) – to achieve population level results, …2014
Guide to Developing Strategic Workforce Plans (Washington)This guide is to explain the process of strategic workforce planning. This guide is designed as a practical tool for …2008
Getting it Done: Partnering to Overcome Concerns about Data SharingThis video follows a child welfare director as she takes a moment to investigate some common barriers to data sharing …2014
Get the Data, Share the Data, Use the DataThis report summarizes the importance of data gathering, sharing and use between child welfare and education systems across three states: …2015
Front-Line Practice: Define, Assess, Plan, Implement and MonitorThis paper discusses the Define, Assess, Plan, Implement and Monitor (DAPIM) model as a continuous improvement tool that promotes strategic …2009
Framework for Managing with Data to Achieve Outcomes in Child WelfareThis five-step framework assists agencies in: engaging staff at all levels and community partners throughout the process; clarifying and focusing …2014
Foster Conversations about Results With Data WalksThis video demonstrates how you can rely on data walks to get stakeholders to work together to assess and improve …2016
Findings, Practice and Policy Implications from LONGSCAN: the 20-year Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and NeglectThis document provides an introduction to LONGSCAN, a project which was funded in part by the Children’s Bureau for two …2011
Effective Succession StrategiesvThis document describes common characteristics of effective succession planning efforts and strategies that promote effective succession planning. 2005
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
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
Data-Driven Decision Making Toolkit (Los Angeles)This guide provides key information and practical tools for consistent integration of Data-driven Decision Making (DDDM) principles and strategies into …2013
Data Strategies: Measuring Racial Disparities in Child WelfareThis webinar helps agency leaders, managers and data staff identify at which decision points children of different races experience inequitable …2016
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
Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal CommunitiesThis video describes historical experiences of intrusive research and judgmental evaluations that have caused harm to many American Indian and …2014
Counting is Not enough: Investing in Quality Service ReviewsThis report examines the practices of more than 20 jurisdictions, gathers insight from national experts and presents recommendations for improving …2011
Cost Analysis in Program EvaluationThis two part video discusses how cost analysis can be a helpful when performing program evaluation, and reviews steps in …2014
Continuous Quality Improvement: FRIENDS Online Learning Center CourseThis training builds on the basics about Continuous Quality Improvement and what agencies and staff are doing towards creating a …, 2009
Considering Outcomes in the Children’s System of CareThis brief serves as a primer for programs and agencies that are considering initiating work towards the measurement and management …2016
Confidentiality Toolkit: A Resource Tool from the ACF Interoperability InitiativeThis toolkit, developed by Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is intended to help jurisdictions successfully navigate the delicate balance …2014
Components of an Effective Child Workforce to Improve Outcomes For Children and Families: What Does the Research Tell Us?2006
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
Competency Menu Rating WorksheetThis form provides a menu of competencies that may be appropriate for a wide array of human service jobs to …2014
Collaborative & Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities: The Roles and Voices of Key StakeholdersThis video describes the roles of key stakeholders to create a new narrative for evaluation in Tribal communities and reflects …2014
Collaborating to Collect and use Data to Inform Quality ContactsThis tip sheet offers considerations and collaborative strategies related to the collection, analysis, and use of quality contact data.2018
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
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences (1-page Summary)This webinar showcases the development, implementation and outcomes of ChildStat, a creative, data-driven, systemic leadership initiative implemented in 2006 by …2013
ChildStat Video Training – A Case Practice Accountability Tool (NYC)This video introduces ChildStat, a case practice accountability tool, explores the core features and the process of conducting a review, …2013
Child Welfare Workforce: Implications for the Private Nonprofit SectorThis paper provides recommendations of actions that private, public, and academic organizations can undertake individually and collaboratively to create state …2006
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
Child Welfare Practice & Data: Making the ConnectionThis issue of Practice Notes explores how using data can enhance child welfare practice.2009
Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2013: Report to Congress Executive SummaryThis document summarizes the Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2013 Report to Congress which provides information on the performance of states in seven …2016
Child Welfare Outcomes 2010-2013 Report to CongressThis report to Congress provides information on the performance of states in seven outcome categories and also includes data on …2016
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Qualitative Case ReviewThis webpage contains resources describing the general process of qualitative case review and includes State and local examples that describe …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Information Systems & DataThis webpage offers resources that address the use of information systems and data in child welfare, including planning and implementing …2019
Child Welfare & Technology2011
Child Protective Investigator and Child Protective Investigator Supervisor Educational Qualifications, Turnover, and Working Conditions Status Report: Annual Report (Florida)This report provides a status on educational qualifications, turnover rates, and working conditions for the Department’s child protective investigators, child …2015
Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 3 ResourcesThis webpage offers the resources on Round 3 of the CFSRs for states participating in the process.2016
Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) E-Training PlatformThis online training is designed to provide state review teams, partners, and stakeholders with information relevant to the onsite reviews …2016
Casework and Evaluation: Learning From My Success StoryThis video features a caseworker who explains the unexpected role that evaluation played in delivering the services and supports that …2014
CalSWEC’s Ecological Model for Workforce DevelopmentThis model was developed as a guide for workforce development evaluation and research activities. The model depicts the contributions of education, in-service …2014
Building Workforce Capacity through a Child Welfare Practice Model: Lessons from the FieldThis paper shares specific and targeted strategies employed by states for improving supervision and front line practice, quality assurance, as …2012
Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for NonprofitsThis publication presents alternative models of succession planning designed particularly for nonprofits: (1) Pursuing the agency’s mission and service goals …2008
Building Evaluation Capacity: Collecting & Using Data in Cross-project Evaluations (Guide II)These guides addresses data collection, reporting, and use, examining ways to build data-collection capacity among projects; rationales, sources, and measures …2008
Building Data Driven Child Welfare Practice: An Evaluation of the Manage by Data InitiativeThis report presents findings from the evaluation of Manage by Data which sought to identify implementation challenges and solutions, presenting …2013
Better Data, Better Outcomes: Engaging Users in Performance ManagementThis paper explores some of the issues affecting data quality in child welfare case management systems and their underlying causes; …2010
Being a Good Consumer of Predictive Analytics in Child ProtectionThis webinar discusses what questions organizations considering predictive analytics should be asking–both of themselves and of researchers.2015
Applying Predictive Analytics to Child WelfareThis module discuss how predictive analytics might inform, assist, and improve decision making in child protection.2015
Allegheny County Data WarehouseThis webpage highlights a human service agency’s data warehouse that provides the central repository of social services data, allows DHS …2019
AccountabilityThis issue of A Closer Look, examines the process of “accountability” as a valuable tool for building and sustaining effective …2010
A Review of Child Welfare Services at DSS SCThis report reviews various issues pertaining to child welfare services, procurement, and agency management at the South Carolina Department of …2014
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 Guide to Build Capacity for Child Welfare Using the CQI ProcessThis report discusses guidelines for increasing the capacity of child welfare agencies through the use of their continuous CQI systems. …2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Tying It All Together (Part 5)This video illustrates all five phases of the framework through a single case example. It also discusses how subsidized guardianship …2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)This video describes the Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve phases of the framework, explains how agencies can apply …2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Identify & Explore (Part 2)This video explains the process of building evidence and spreading effective practice in child welfare begins with investigating a problem, …2014
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)This video introduces two additional phases of the framework: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn. It describes how agencies …2014
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
A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Human Services & Behavioral HealthThis guide shows how to use data to help achieve racial equity in human and behavioral health care services policy, …2013
7 Lessons Learned from the Western Workforce ProjectThis document explains seven lessons learned after conducting Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessments (COHA) at four child welfare sites in Colorado, …2014
10 Practices: A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing AgencyThis two-part guide presents (1) targeted information on 10 practices, including 10 outcomes and 15 measures that are arguably the …2015
The Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Organizational Change2008
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Workers who Experience a Maltreatment Fatality on Their CaseloadThis document presents findings from the study Child Maltreatment Fatalities: Perceptions and Experiences of Child Welfare Professionals, assessing the knowledge, …2012
Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving ProfessionalsThis document outlines options for assessment, prevention, and interventions relevant to secondary stress, and describe the elements necessary for transforming …2011
Secondary Traumatic Stress Informed Organization Assessment Tool (STSI-OA)This webpage provides a tool to evaluate the degree to which an organization is STS-informed, and able to respond to …, 2019
Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Workforce – CW360This edition of CW360° focuses on the unique challenges faced by child welfare professionals, undertaking the day to day work …2012
Secondary Trauma and Child Welfare Staff: Guidance for Supervisors and AdministratorsThis fact sheet provides information on how secondary traumatic stress (STS) manifests itself in child welfare, the kinds of staff …2014
Promoting Resilience and Reducing Secondary Trauma Among Child Welfare Staff: Training ManualThis manual describes a project to mitigate the impact of secondary traumatic stress among child protective staff in New York …2011
Promoting Resilience and Reducing Secondary Trauma Among Child Welfare Staff: Participant HandbookThis manual contains handouts that accompany training to mitigate the impact of secondary traumatic stress among child protective staff; and …2011
Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL): Compassion Satisfaction & Compassion Fatigue2009
Planning for Emotional Labor and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare OrganizationsThis paper provides an emergent framework that emphasizes early detection and quick response for secondary traumatic stress. Recommendations and guidelines …2012
National Child Traumatic Stress NetworkThis webpage provides National Child Traumatic Stress Network materials on various child traumatic stress topics and designed for diverse audiences. …2019
Managing the Impact of Traumatic Stress on the Child Welfare ProfessionalThis training course discusses how child welfare professionals can enjoy long fulfilling careers in child welfare, and how these individuals …2016
Kansas Workforce Initiative Evidence Review: Secondary Traumatic Stress2010
Compassion Satisfaction/Fatigue Self-Test for Helpers1998
Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training MaterialsThis document include measurement tools and curriculum material for Compassion Fatigue Specialist 2-day training which includes a wide array of …2011
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Burnout/TraumaThis webpage provides resources to address the challenges professionals face and ways to cope with secondary trauma when working in …2019
Adoption Competency Curriculum – Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma -Participant’s HandoutsThis curriculum includes participant handout materials for a module that teaches participants to identify causes and symptoms of compassion fatigue, …2010
Adoption Competency Curriculum – Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma – Trainer’s GuideThis curriculum includes trainer preparation materials for a module that teaches participants to identify causes and symptoms of compassion fatigue, …2010
Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Staff: A Practice BriefThis paper addresses occupational stress experienced by staff responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and making decisions …2012
Secondary Traumatic Stress Informed Organization Assessment Tool (STSI-OA)This webpage provides a tool to evaluate the degree to which an organization is STS-informed, and able to respond to …, 2012
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Burnout/TraumaThis webpage provides resources to address the challenges professionals face and ways to cope with secondary trauma when working in …2019
Key Components for an Effective Job Description & TemplateThis document is a human resource form to help develop an accurate and thorough job description.2014
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Realistic Job PreviewsThis webpage features Realistic Job Preview videos from different states, along with supplemental materials and resources, which demonstrate the development, …2019
Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion – insights from scholarshipThis review of literature about leadership diversity in the United States, with a focus on public service, highlights the main …2011
Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce2011
Exploring Diversity – Race and Culture in the Inclusive WorkplaceThis paper focuses on strategies for creating an inclusive work environment for any segment of the population including women, LGBT …2008
Diversity Is Useless Without InclusivityThis article discusses the four dynamics that frequently work against inclusiveness in many organizations: (1) people gravitate toward people like …2014
Achieving Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace: A Step-by Step GuideThis guide provides non-profit organizations with a step-by-step approach – in seven phases – to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in …, 2010
Understanding the Impact of Implicit BiasThis presentation explores the impact of implicit bias on organizational functioning, training design and delivery, and the broader organizational culture …2016
Guide to Results-Based Planning and Facilitation: Achieving Results and Equity for Vulnerable Children and YouthThis guide explains how to use a proven strategic planning discipline -Results-Based Accountability (RBA) – to achieve population level results, …2014
Data Strategies: Measuring Racial Disparities in Child WelfareThis webinar helps agency leaders, managers and data staff identify at which decision points children of different races experience inequitable …2016
Washington Developmental Competencies for Supervisorsv, 2013
Washington Developmental Competencies for Social Workers and Social Service SpecialistsThis document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for social workers and social …, 2013
Understanding Job Requirements (3.5 minute microlearning)Understanding Job Requirements, 2016
Tool Kit – Identifying a Competency Model for the Jobs in your OrganizationThis tool guide Human Resources Manager and other key HR staff become familiar with the Competency Model and the Competency …2007
The Universe of Child Welfare Competencies (Ohio)This webpage offers a comprehensive listing of all the competencies required for child welfare staff to do their jobs, which …, 2019
Texas Child Protective Services Specialist CompetenciesThis graph outlines practice competencies for those working in child protective services., 2015
Social Workers in Social Services Agencies – Occupational ProfileThis document outlines the various services that social service agencies provide; job functions within these agencies; the benefits and challenges …2011
Rhode Island Individual Learning Needs Survey & Individual Learning PlanThis survey contains a list of competencies specific to the child welfare field, and used by new workers and their …, 2012
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Workforce GuidanceThis chapter offers guidance that all agencies can use to attract and retain a highly competent workforce that has the …2010
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
Performance Anchors Non-Case Carrying Supervisor in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on supervisor’s tenure. These …, 2015
Performance Anchors for Non-Case Carrying Protective Services Worker in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on staff tenure. These …, 2015
Performance Anchors for Case Carrying Supervisor in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on supervisor’s tenure. These …, 2015
Performance Anchors for Case Carrying Protective Services Worker in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on staff tenure. These …, 2015
Ohio IHS Supervisor/Manager CompetenciesThis document provides a list of various topics specific to supervisor and manager roles in child welfare and the related …, 2012
Ohio IHS Supervisor Specialized CompetenciesThis document provides a list of various specialized topics specific to supervisor roles in child welfare and the related competencies …, 2012
Ohio IHS Supervisor Related CompetenciesThis document provides a list of various topics specific to supervisor roles in child welfare and the related competencies and …, 2012
Ohio IHS Caseworker Core CompetenciesThis document provides a list and descriptions of the fundamentals of family-centered child protective services and related skill sets and …, 2012
Maryland Competencies for Child Welfare WorkersThis chart provides a detailed list of core knowledge, skill and attitude competencies for Child Welfare Workers in Maryland. , 2009
Maine Supervisor CompetenciesThis report relates specifically to the competencies of supervisors in the public child welfare system with the long-term goal of …, 2014
Maine Caseworker CompetenciesThis report on the competency model summarizes the work of developing the model and includes a description of the Maine …, 2014
Iowa Caseworker Competencies and AssessmentThis survey is designed to assist each social worker with a review of their competencies and individual learning needs; a …, 2014
Human Services Management Competencies GuidebookThis guidebook is designed as professional development tool that allows individuals to gauge their current skill-set and to garner feedback …, 2015
Colorado Caseworker CompetenciesThis is an extensive list of competencies categorized by skill set and organized numerically based on the fundamentals of family-centered …, 2013
Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying Protective Services Workers (San Francisco), 2015
Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying and Non Case Carrying Supervisors (San Francisco)This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for case carrying and non-case carrying supervisors, and designed …, 2015
Child Protective Specialist Appreciation Week Posters (NYC)This set of posters from New York City’s Admistration for Children’s Services share messages of appreciation for Child Protective Specialists. 2008
CalSWEC’s Ecological Model for Workforce DevelopmentThis model was developed as a guide for workforce development evaluation and research activities. The model depicts the contributions of education, in-service …2014
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
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
Advice to a New Child Services LeaderThis paper conveys the lessons learned from Judge James W. Payne, along with suggestions and tips for making child services …2011
Leadership & Child Welfare Systems: The Role of State LegislatorsThis report discusses the importance of the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) as a tool for legislators in assessing …2008
Leadership in the Improving Child Welfare Outcomes through Systems of Care InitiativeThis brief is designed to enhance understanding of the role of leadership in bringing about systems change. Drawing on qualitative …2010
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
Leading Practice: A Resource Guide for Child Protection LeadersThis guide operationalizes five leadership capabilities – critical reflection, engaging others, managing oneself, delivering results and leading and inspiring. It …2014
Media Toolkit for Child Welfare LeadersThis document provides tips and strategies child welfare leaders can use to work effectively with the media and to increase …2013
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Leadership GuidanceThis document offers guidance on where leaders and their teams should spend their time and energy, how to assess and …2010
DCFS Training for New County Directors (Georgia): Workshop No. 1 – Leadership (Participant’s Guide)This workshop guide identifies and explores the leadership qualities that contribute to success as a County Director, and includes: The …2006
DCFS Training for New County Directors (Georgia): Workshop No. 2 – Program & Workload Management (Trainer’s Guide)This workshop guide reinforces and builds on participants’ entry abilities, introduces how current policies relate to County Directors and personnel …2006
DCFS Training for New County Directors (Georgia): Workshop No. 3 – Personnel Management (Trainer’s Guide)This workshop guide reinforces and builds on participants’ entry abilities, introduces how current policies relate to County Directors and personnel …2006
Leadership Resources with PowerPoints (Georgia)This website provides presentations on leadership competencies to include influencing change, developing leaders, managing conflict, inspiring and influencing others. 2006
Extraordinary Leadership: Suncoast RegionThis training video discusses leadership traits, principles, and qualities; a number of critical skills (i.e. active listening) and essential practices …2013
Using Strengths-Based Leadership to Improve the Child Welfare SystemThis articles describes how the Neighborhoods for Kids program effectively achieved improved safety, well-being, and permanency of children in the …2013
Beyond Quick Fixes: Effective Agency Leadership in a Changeable EnvironmentThis the third in a series of articles regarding the current status of child protection services in the United States …2014
The Dawn of Systems LeadershipThis article describes key skills and tools used by system leaders, those who catalyze collective leadership to address difficult problems …2015
Foundations of LeadershipThis training course introduces administrators to leadership and organizational effectiveness, outlines the development of a change plan that engages staff …2018
Leadership and the Parallel ProcessThis training course provides a framework to examine the parallel process between the leader, the employee and the client as …2013
Teaming for Success: Leading TeamingThis training course focuses on techniques to build a teaming culture both inside an agency and with outside system partners, …2015
Teaming for Success: Planning and Facilitating Effective Team MeetingsThis training course provides effective strategies for facilitators to employ before, during, and after meetings that will improve participation and …2015
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
Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared VisionThis brief describes the importance of a shared vision, the critical role of leadership, essential characteristics of successful leaders, and …2011
Ten Conversations Leaders Use to Move Results ForwardThis video describes ten conversations that results-based leaders can use to achieve results and move to higher action and higher …2016
Effective Leadership for Tribal Child WelfareThis guide provides some basic information on how to establish effective tribal governance and the role of tribal leadership in …2015
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
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
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
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
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
Competency-based Leadership DevelopmentThis article describes a competency-based leadership development program in child welfare that has demonstrated effectiveness by developing a comprehensive competency …2014
Bridging the Gap: A Learning Activity on Effective Multidisciplinary CollaborationThis paper highlights a learning activity that demonstrates the principles of collaboration and the impact it has within the field …2014
An Example of Leadership Transfer of Learning Through the NCWWI Toolkit: Learning and Living LeadershipThis document provides a series of activities to cultivate the leadership competencies from the NCWWI Leadership Model and Competency Framework …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
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
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
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
Child welfare matters: Leading Adaptively in Child WelfareThis issue focuses on integrating the concepts and tools of adaptive leadership into training and technical assistance (TTA) work, exercising …2013
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
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
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
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
Building Family Capacity For Family Involvement in Child WelfareThis action brief, the first in the Systems of Care Family Involvement Series, addresses capacity building at the child welfare …2008
Family Engagement in Child Welfare Video SeriesThis video series and accompanying discussion guides showcase the experiences of two Systems of Care communities that worked with birth …2019
Iowa Parent Partners ProgramThis webpage offers all relevant information for the Parent Partners Program, a key strategy to improving practice with families by …2019
Parent Leadership: FRIENDS Online Learning Center CourseThis course addresses the benefits of parent leadership to parents, agencies, and programs; ways to nurture parent leadership; how the …2019
Creating Effective Parent-Practitioner Partnerships: FRIENDS Online Learning Center CourseThis course defines the roles and lists the benefits of parent leadership, describes common fears and barriers of parent leadership, …2019
Family Engagement InventoryThis website presents the Family Engagement Inventory (FEI), an interactive web-based tool designed to familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile …2019
Engaging with Parents: Self-Study GuideThis guide presents a 21-hour self-study unit based on the principles of the Strengthening Families and Stronger Together programs that …2009
Family Engagement: Partnering with Families to Improve Child Welfare OutcomesEngaging families in the casework process promotes the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of children and families in the child welfare …2016
Family Involvement in the Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care InitiativeThis case study provides a comprehensive overview, lessons learned, and recommendations of how the principle of child, youth, and family …2010
Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement A Toolkit for Parents and Community PartnersThe Toolkit is a quick and easy guide to help support and sustain parent engagement. It provides how to’s for …2010
Engaging Children, Youth and FamiliesThis issue of Improving Outcomes by Improving Practice deals with a foundational element of child welfare— engaging children, youth and …2011
Parent Leadership and Family Engagement in CPS and Foster Care (Virginia)This edition of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter emphasizes the importance of using a family engagement approach when working with …2011
The Importance of Family Engagement in Child Welfare ServicesThis paper discusses barriers caseworkers encounter in engaging families in child welfare services and identifies characteristics of families associated with …2009
National Center on Family Group Decision MakingThis webpage provides information on training and consultation, research, resources, and events related to the Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Engaging FamiliesThis webpage provides resources addressing how to understand and fully engage families in child welfare services including State and local …2019
Engagement Part 1: “Engagement in Child Welfare Work”This video features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and child welfare trainer with 30 years in the field, Dan Comer, who …2014
Engagement Part 2: “Why We Struggle with Engagement”This video features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and child welfare trainer, Dan Comer, who suggests steps practitioners can take to …2014
Engagement Part 3: “A Success Story”This video features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member and human services trainer, Dan Comer, who offers a moving real-world example that …2014
Use of Cultural Brokers as an Approach to Community Engagement with African American Families in Child WelfareThis curriculum provides research highlights, historical perspectives, conceptual frameworks, approaches for community engagement, tools and experiential opportunities to strengthen social …2011
Supporting Meaningful Family Engagement (Part 1)This video features the first part of a workshop on meaningful visitation, family engagement, and dealing with siblings- particularity siblings …, 2015
Supporting Meaningful Family Engagement (Part 2)This video features the second part of a workshop on Meaningful Family Engagement, covering the ‘how to’ of family engagement …, 2015
Family Meeting Facilitator TrainingAs part of Family Connections Oregon, this training curriculum was developed to teach the theoretical foundations, applications and facilitation skills …2015
Building and Sustaining Father EngagementThis training course explores methods to identify, locate and engage fathers, and the skills necessary to identify strengths and to …2014
Engaging Parents: Innovative Approaches in Child WelfareThis document reviews innovative approaches that mitigate the obstacles to engaging parents in child welfare and includes recommendations on the …2010
Motivational Interviewing as a Practice Innovation in Child WelfareThis webinar is an opportunity to hear about implementing Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a practice innovation in child welfare agencies …2011
An Experiment That Has Failed: Privatization of Child Welfare in NebraskaThis 2-page article critiques the statewide child welfare privatization initiative that was launched in Nebraska, concluding that the private system …2015
Planning With Youth in Transition: Tips, Tools and TechniquesThis training course provides an overview of juvenile court rules related to older youth planning, explores transition assessment/planning tools, and …2017
State Statutes Related to the Indian Child Welfare ActThis webpage provides states’ statutes related to strengthening, enhancing or complying with the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. Keywords: Native …2019
Differential Response Family Engagement ToolkitThis document outlines Family Engagement skill sets for the use with child welfare practitioners to enhance and improve their skills …2014
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
Working With “Hard to Reach” PopulationsThis webinar examined practices on how to work with populations that are difficult to reach and explores how those populations …2017
ICWA Quick Reference Guide – Involuntary ProceedingsThis reference guide on the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, 25 U.S.C. §§ 1901-63; ICWA Proceedings Final Rule, 25 …2016
Measuring Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act: An Assessment ToolkitThis toolkit identifies strengths and weaknesses of different data collection approaches, provides sample tools or questions for the sites, and …2013
Working with Kinship Caregivers2012
Transformational Relationships for Youth SuccessThis brief shares lessons about the powerful difference that a transformational relationship can make in a young person’s life and …2017
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Child Welfare Practice ModelsThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes best practice models to improve safety, permanency, and well-being for children. …2019
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
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Practice ModelsThis guidance offers information on definitions, strategies, key processes, operations, and implementation of a public child welfare practice model. , 2011
Family Preservation & Family Centered Practice2012
Child Welfare Model of Practice (Iowa)This model provides Iowa’s child welfare model of practice was developed to define, affirm, guide, reinforce and support DHS’s strength-based …2007
Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child Welfare2012
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
Solution Based CaseworkThis website provides information, training, and resources for Solution-Based Casework, an evidenced-informed casework practice model that prioritizes working in partnership …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Child Welfare Practice ModelsThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes best practice models to improve safety, permanency, and well-being for children. …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Family Centered PracticeThis section provides key elements of family-centered practice and provides overarching strategies for family-centered casework practice across child welfare service …2019
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
An Introduction to the Practice Model Framework: Working Document SeriesThis working document explains the process of developing a framework to help child welfare agencies and Tribal social service programs …2008
Adopting a Child Welfare Practice FrameworkThis paper on creating a practice framework is intended for child welfare professionals in leadership positions interested in grounding and …2008
Family Preservation & Family Centered PracticeIdentifies the philosophy and values of family preservation services and addresses family engagement, assessment, case planning, teaming, and more. 2012
Washington State Division of Children & Family Services: Family-Centered Practice ModelThis document describes Washington State’s family-centered approach to child welfare services, and the intended benefits and outcomes of these services.2019
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
Solution-Based Casework OverviewThis document is provides a brief overview of Solution-Based Casework based on the information available in The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse …2013
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 Welfare (1-page Summary)Coaching to Support Solution-based Casework in Child Welfare (1-page Summary)2019
Guide for Developing & Implementing Child Welfare Practice ModelsThis guide offers an overall framework for developing, imple­menting and/or strengthening a family-centered practice model, cites specific examples from States …2012
Changing Systems & Practice to Improve Outcomes for Young Fathers, Their Children & Their FamiliesThis brief makes recommendations for child welfare system policy and practice changes that recognize the critical role young fathers can …2017
Child Protective Services: A Guide for CaseworkersThis manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers; describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues …2018
NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child WelfareThis document is a basic tool for social work practice in child welfare that might include family preservation and support, …2013
Building the Skills Adults Need for Life: A Guide for PractitionersThis guide for practitioners explains the science behind core life skills, what affects their development, and how practitioners can help.2017
A Primer on Title IV-E Funding for Child WelfareThe document explains how states use Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, the largest federal funding stream for child …2016
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
Peer Coach Manual (Indiana)This manual provides a brief overview for the Peer Coach (PC) position within the Indiana Child Welfare Practice Model, and …2011
Peer Coach Procedure Guide (MI)The guide provides information regarding the Peer Coach role, the observation process, and how to provide feedback utilizing the MiTEAM …2013
CFPM Training and Coaching: Best Practices and Lessons LearnedThis document shares important best practices for training and coaching of a practice model. 2016
Workload Management: Caseworker Readiness ActivityThis document offers various activities and guidance to ensure new caseworkers can be most effective in managing their caseloads. 2014
Workload and Casework Review: Qualitative Review of Social Worker Caseload, Casework and Workload ManagementThis report describes the findings of the qualitative review of social worker caseload, casework and workload management and identifies key …2014
Workforce and Outsourcing Issues Key to Reducing Fatalities: Comments for the CECANFThis document addresses outsourcing, caseloads and workloads, professional development, and workplace safety issues as key to reducing fatalities; and provides …2015
What Child Welfare Caseworkers Need To Go MobileThis paper examines the ways in which mobile access to case management systems, data and information, assessment and referral capabilities …2015
Washington State Children’s Administration Workload StudyThis report presents the results of a Workload Study which aims to understand the required practice activities of child welfare …2007
The Study Of Workload In Child Protective And Child Welfare ServicesThis journal presents articles from a special issue that explores the measurement of child welfare workload and shares findings from …2008
New York State Child Welfare Workload StudyThis study is the first child welfare workload study that addresses the work of voluntary agency staff, in addition to …2006
Minnesota Local Workload Analytic Tool: Administrator’s Reference Guide & System DocumentationThe guide provides general user information and instructions for staff with administrative privileges to follow when changes to the Workload …2010
Minnesota Workload Study MeasuresThis second spreadsheet provides a structured means for using outcome and performance reports available to administrators, managers and supervisors in …2010
Minnesota Workload Study Analytic ToolThis first spreadsheet was designed for counties to determine whether sufficient staffing resources exist, calculating resource need and workloads for …2010
Minnesota Local Workload Analytic Tool: User’s Reference GuideThe guide provides general user information and instructions for staff to follow as they navigate the Workload Analytic Tool and …2010
Indiana DCS Caseload and Workload AnalysisThis paper provides a prioritized roadmap and profile of each recommended option that Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) should …2015
High Caseloads: How Do They Impact Delivery Of Health And Human Services?This brief highlights recent studies that indicate high caseloads negatively impact both worker retention and service delivery outcomes, and are …2010
DFCS Training for New County Directors (Georgia): Workshop No. 2 – Program & Workload Management (Trainer’s Guide)This workshop guide introduces new County Directors to their new roles and responsibilities, and how key Outcome Measures and Results …2006
DCFS Training for New County Directors (Georgia): Workshop No.1 – Leadership (Trainer’s Guide)This workshop guide identifies and explores the leadership qualities that will contribute to the success of new County Directors, enhances …2006
Cost Savings from Reasonable Child Welfare WorkloadsThis document summarizes evidence that reasonable caseloads and workloads will keep more child welfare workers on the job, leading to …2016
Colorado Department of Human Services: Colorado Child Welfare County Workload StudyThis report contains the results of a workload study in 64 Colorado counties and establishes a comprehensive picture of the …2014
Colorado Child Welfare County Workload StudyThis in-depth study establishes a comprehensive picture of the State’s child welfare county actual and estimated workload and staffing levels, …2014
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
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
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
Caseload and Workload ManagementThis information brief provides State child welfare managers with an overview of the benefits of caseload and workload management, catalysts …2016
Caseload Size in Best Practice: Literature ReviewThis literature review examines the existing research related to casework size and outcomes for children in the child welfare system.2002
Alaska Statewide Workload StudyThis paper describes a six month study in the state of Washington to determine reasonable workload standards for Office of …2006
Agency Workforce Estimation: Simple Steps For Improving Child Safety And PermanencyThis article briefly reviews research findings that link adequate staffing to improved child safety and well-being, and presents approaches for …2009
National Child Traumatic Stress NetworkThis webpage provides National Child Traumatic Stress Network materials on various child traumatic stress topics and designed for diverse audiences. …2018
Safe Start CenterThis website explores the recommendations from a report released based on the Defending Childhood Initiative that was launched to address …2013
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Assessing Child TraumaThis webpage presents resources for professionals on screening and assessing trauma in children and youth.    , 2018
Child Welfare Information Gateway: TraumaThis webpage offers resources and information on trauma experienced by children who have been abused, neglected, and separated from their …, 2018
Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-informed CareThis website offers information and resources for Child Welfare professionals on the impact of trauma, treatment, secondary traumatic stress, and …, 2017
Creating Trauma-Informed Systems of Child WelfareThis document outlines the second edition of “Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide for Administrators” which includes the 7 …2013
Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children & YouthThis bulletin summarizes what you can do to support the identification and assessment of the impact of maltreatment and trauma …2011
The Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Organizational Change2008
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Addressing the Mental Health of Sexually Abused ChildrenThis issue brief explores research and practice on trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown …2012
A Social Worker’s Tool Kit for Working with Immigrant Families – Healing the Damage: Trauma & Immigrant Families in the CW SystemThese guidelines are designed to assist child welfare and other community-based agencies working with children and families respond to the …2010
Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma2008
Birth Parents with Trauma Histories in the CW System: A Guide for ParentsThis guide for child welfare staff explains how a history of trauma can affect parents, how caseworkers can use a …2019
Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide For AdministratorsThis document outlines the second edition of “Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide for Administrators” which includes the 7 …2012
Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence – A Guide for FamiliesThis guide provides ways for caregivers to help children who have been exposed to violence. Recommended strategies are tailored to …2019
Trauma Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Child Welfare StaffThis document provides information on what happens to children when exposed to violence, possible warning signs seen in different age …2011
Best Practice Series, Tutorial 7: Recognizing & Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children & Their FamiliesThis tutorial aims to help early childhood mental health consultants as well as Early Head Start and Head Start staff …2018
Child Welfare Trauma Training ToolkitThis online course is based on the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit which teaches basic knowledge, skills, and values about …2013
Connect: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic ViolenceThis presentation-ready trainer’s guide offers a basic training session for foster parents, kin caregivers, and adoptive parents on the dynamics …2019
Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Web-based learning CourseThis 10-hour web-based, multi-media, distance education course for mental health professionals seeking to learn Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), one of …2017
Child Traumatic Stress: CHDI’s Response to a Public Health CrisisThis brief focuses on child traumatic stress as a public health issue and efforts to increase awareness, engage in activities …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
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
Developing a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare SystemThis issue brief discusses the steps that may be necessary to create a child welfare system that is more sensitive …2015
Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic MedicationsThis guide intended to help caseworkers, foster parents, or other caring adults learn about trauma experienced by youth in foster …2015
Workforce and Organizational Stress: Implications for Trauma Informed CareThis PowerPoint presentation is geared toward individuals who have an understanding about the impact of trauma on clients and families …2015
Harnessing the Learning Community Model to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care Principles in Service OrganizationsThe report defines trauma, discusses its prevalence and effect on individuals, and examines implications for service systems. The report also …2015
New Jersey: Trauma-informed Child Welfare SystemThis report highlights a self-assessment sought to help New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) become a more …2015
Historical Highlights of Trauma Informed CareThis document summarizes historical timeline of national efforts to provide trauma-informed care.2014
Sharing Power: A Tool for ReflectionThis tool to guides providers through a series of reflections that will help them identify opportunities to share power in …2019
Trauma and Resilience: Legal Advocacy for Youth in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare SystemsThis document explains key risks of and opportunities for using information about trauma to advocate for youth in the juvenile …2014
What is Trauma-Informed Care?This document provides general information about Trauma informed Care (TIC) and guiding considerations, principles and definitions offered by experts in …2012
What’s Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-informed Practice?This document provides tips to encourage services providers to share power in the context of trauma-responsive practice and explains the …2019
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
Building a Trauma-Informed Culture in Child WelfareThis training course explores the roles and responsibilities of organizations in helping staff to manage traumatic stress, and discusses trauma-informed …2015
Introduction to the Trauma-Informed ApproachThis training course explores the roles and responsibilities of organizations in helping staff to manage traumatic stress, and how to …2015
Going Beyond Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Training for Child Welfare Supervisors and Frontline Workers: The Need for System Wide Policy Changes Implementing TIC practices in all Child Welfare AgenciesThis article reviews efforts to train child welfare workers in trauma informed practices and concludes that systemic change occurs by …2015
Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care ImplementationThis brief outlines a practical implementation framework and policy considerations for instituting trauma-informed approaches to care in health care settings.2016
Understanding Child TraumaThis document is an informative infographic for recognizing the signs of child traumatic stress. , 2016
Secondary Traumatic Stress PodcastThis podcast discusses and provides examples about how to help child welfare professionals cope with secondary traumatic stress. 2016
Secondary TraumaThis webpage provides resources that address the challenges professionals face and ways to cope with secondary trauma. (n.d)    , 2019
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
NCTSN Impact: An Invitation to Explore the Network’s Data and Evaluation InitiativesThis issue of IMPACT focuses on the multifaceted role of data in improving the quality of care for children who …2017
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-Informed Guidelines for OrganizationsThis document is designed to assist the leadership of child welfare agencies and other child- and family-serving organizations in supporting …, 2016
Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Dissemination and Implementation ProjectThis website promotes creating trauma-informed child welfare systems across the country.     2019
Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human ServicesThis online guide provides human services leaders at the local, State, Tribal, and Territorial levels with information and resources on …2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Public-Private Initiative Cross-Site Evaluation: Interim ReportThis report shows that local community networks in Washington State were more successful in addressing ACEs and toxic stress and …2015
At Intersection of Trauma and Disabilities: A New Toolkit for ProvidersThis document introduces a training toolkit that provides an overview for providers on how to work with children and families …2016
Implementation of Trauma-informed Mental Health Screening in County Child Welfare SystemsThis infographic summarizes an article on child welfare trauma-informed screening approaches in county-administered child welfare systems across California and provides …, 2017
Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Multi-family Group for Families Impacted by TraumaThis document provides general information on a manualized, trauma-focused, skill-building intervention called Strengthening Family Coping Resources., 2017
Trauma: What Child Welfare Attorneys Should KnowThis document provides child welfare attorneys with knowledge about trauma, practice tips for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal representation, and …2017
What is Complex Trauma? A Resource Guide for Youth and Those Who Care About ThemThis guide helps youth understand their traumatic experiences and helps clinicians, caregivers, and other adults have conversations with youth about …2017
Understanding Neurobiology of Psychological Trauma: Tips for Working with Transition-age YouthThis paper synthesizes the impact of trauma on the adolescent brain and contains practical tips for promoting engaging with transition …2017
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
Supporting Supervisors in Using Critical Thinking Skills: Support SessionThis training course is a follow up to “Supporting Supervisors in Using Critical Thinking Skills”, and assists staff in incorporating …2015
Supporting Supervisors in Using Critical Thinking SkillsThis training course explores the child welfare leaders’ role in supporting child welfare supervisors’ use of critical thinking skills with their …2015
Supervisor Training Series: Module 5: Endings and Transitions: Managing Staff Retention, Satisfaction and SeparationThis training course provides supervisors the opportunity to explore strategies to manage endings and transitions ethically and respectfully; examine a …2016
Supervisor Training Series: Module 4: Managing Diversity Through the Employment ProcessThis workshop will address development of culturally proficient organizations, communication, and ongoing diversity plans, emphasizing the need for strength-based engagement …2016
Supervisor Training Series: Module 3: The Middle/Work Phase of SupervisionThis training course provides supervisors and managers the opportunity to learn and apply Interactional Helping Skills in the Middle/Work phase …2016
Supervisor Training Series: Module 2: Living The Mission of Child WelfareThis training course provides supervisors and managers the opportunity for learning how to define organizational mission and outcomes that are …2016
Supervisor Training Series: Module 1: The Preparatory and Beginning Phases of Child Welfare SupervisionThis training course provides supervisors the opportunity for learning interactional skills to apply in the preliminary and beginning phases of …2016
Supervisor Training Series: Module 1: The Preparatory and Beginning Phases of Child Welfare SupervisionThis training course provides supervisors the opportunity for learning interactional skills to apply in the preliminary and beginning phases of …2016
Supervisor Developmental Planning & Support ToolkitThis toolkit is a key component of “Committed to Excellence through Supervision” Iowa DHS Child Welfare Supervisor Curriculum and utilized …2009
Supervision: The Safety Net for Front-line Child Welfare PracticeThis report summarizes the body of research that underscores the critical role that supervisors play in supporting and sustaining the workforce; …2011
Supervision: The Key to Strengthening Practice in Child WelfareThis issue of Practice Notes addresses the wide-ranging tasks of supervision with a selection of articles that include: Q & …2009
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
Supervision Meta-analysis: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis resource provides a meta-analysis of research articles regarding the impact of supervision on worker outcomes., 2009
Striving for Excellence in Supervision (North Carolina)This issue of Practice Notes highlights supervisory practices that can develop staff and improve their satisfaction and performance; and shows …2010
Strength-Based, Solution-Focused SupervisionThis training course provides child welfare supervisors with a theoretical framework and useful strategies for incorporating strength-based, solution-focused concepts and …2015
Strength-Based Solution-Focused Supervision Support SessionThis support session helps supervisors apply what they learned during the Strength-Based Solution-Focused Supervision training. Materials include a facilitator’s guide and …2015
Staff Retention in Child and Family Services Workbook 5: The First Six MonthsThis workbook in the series provides a structure, methods and tools for orienting, supporting and training new staff during their …2007
Staff Retention in Child and Family Services Workbook 4: Communication SkillsThis workbook in the series provides specific information, tools and activities to adapt communication skills to the supervisory relationship., 2007
Staff Retention in Child and Family Services Workbook 3: Working with DifferencesThis workbook in the series provides understanding, methods and tools for tailoring supervision to the diverse characteristics, learning and behavioral …2007
Staff Retention in Child and Family Services Workbook 2: The Practice of Retention-Focused SupervisionThis workbook in the series provides research information and supervisory competencies for retaining effective staff, including self-assessment and planning tools. …2007
Responding to the Child Welfare Workforce Crisis Here and Now: A Constructivist Approach to Understanding SupervisionThis paper describes the process and results of constructivist inquiry designed to answer the guiding research questions: (1) what about …2012
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
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
Leadership Development Online: Design and Implementation of a Program for Child Welfare SupervisorsThis article describes the Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS), a national program to develop leadership skills for the implementation of …2014
Indiana Supervisor Core TrainingThis training prepares new supervisors to practice continuous clinical supervision in order to: develop and implement effective leadership that integrates …2017
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
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
Developmental Evaluation Findings from an Online Leadership Program for Child Welfare SupervisorsThis study evaluates a distance learning program designed to build leadership skills for supervisors in public, private, and tribal child …2014
Common Core Curricula for Child Welfare Supervisors (California)CalSWEC’s in-service training partners deliver the Common Core for Supervisors statewide. New supervisors are required to complete six modules within …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Supervising Child Welfare ServicesThis section provides resources on many aspects of supervision, including clinical and administrative supervision, improving staff performance and retention through …2018
Child Abuse & Neglect User Manual Series: Supervising Child Protective Services CaseworkersThis manual provides the foundation for effective supervisory practice in child protective services, describes the roles and responsibilities of the …2004
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
Building a Model and Framework for Child Welfare SupervisionThis report presents the findings from an extensive review of the most recent literature combined with interviews of experts in …2009
Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Child Welfare: On the Job Training Manual for Supervisors of New EmployeesThis guide offers supervisors a way to complement day-to-day supervision and contains (1) suggested guideline for practice assessment process; (2) …2014
Writing Effective Performance StandardsThis training course helps supervisors make connections between performance standards and the agency’s mission, vision and values in order to …2019
The Employee Performance Review ProcessThis training course focuses on the entire Employee Performance Review process as well as the skills needed to establish performance …2013
Performance Management in the Healthy OrganizationThis webinar clarifies the difference between constructive and destructive criticism, describes a simple formula for delivering performance feedback, identifies helpful …2016
Supervisor & Mentor Guide FY 2012 (Oklahoma)This guide explains the Oklahoma’s New Worker Development Plan concept, outlines what new staff can expect from the child welfare …2012
Supervisor Training: Coaching for Successful Practice Training Manual (Indiana)This training manual builds on the coaching, mentoring, and modelling tools learned in Supervisor Core to emphasize strategies that build …2011
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
Coaching in SupervisionThis resource provides handouts that explore the elements of creating a learning culture, integrating coaching into supervisory practice, and identifying …, 2016
Child Welfare Supervision: Coaching ConversationsThis presentation explores the elements of creating a learning culture, integrating coaching into supervisory practice, and identifying strategies for successful …2016
Writing Reports & Telling Success StoriesThis two-page guide outlines how to structure and construct an outcome report when sharing the results of evaluation activities, to …2014
What Type of Community Is Your Organization Creating? (Self-Assessment)This assessment measures how well an organization is promoting community engagement and creating social capital. It provides six key domains …2015
Two Cognitive Obstacles to Preventing Child Abuse: The “Other-Mind” Mistake and the “Family Bubble”A report on a series of cognitive interviews that identifies two common mistakes in thinking that the public makes about …2003
The Power of Stories: Enriching Program Research & Reporting – Full ReportThis report explores opportunities, considerations, and methods for using storytelling to understand and communicate information about social service programs in …2016
The Power of Stories: Enriching Program Research & Reporting – BriefThis brief summarizes a report that explores opportunities, considerations, and methods for using storytelling to understand and communicate information about …2016
Systems of Care ToolkitsThis toolkit is a compilation of nine easily navigable guides—discussing related activities, tasks, sustainability, key partners and examples from the …2019
Systems of Care Policy ToolkitThis toolkit outlines how to forge policy to sustain system of care work and provides examples of legislation, memorandums of …2019
Systems of Care Policy Action GuideThis guide is a capacity building tool that supports the process of identifying and advancing policy strategies to improve child …2019
Systems of Care Governance ToolkitThis toolkit addresses key issues and processes involved in conducting or supervising day-to-day operations associated with developing, implementing, and sustaining …2019
Systems of Care Coordination of Services and Service Array ToolkitThis toolkit outlines how to integrate a comprehensive array of services and supports to actualize your system of care, as …2019
Systems of Care Communication ToolkitThis toolkit incorporates successful communication strategies, communication products that supported the execution of these strategies, and lessons learned by various …, , 2019
System of Care Practice Review (SOCPR) Training TutorialThis training tutorial for SOCPR-R, a tool for assessing whether SOC principles have been operationalized at the level of practice …2012
Supporting School Success: What Child Welfare and Education Leaders Can DoThis chart focuses on how policies and practices implemented in response to Fostering Connections can provide the foundation for collaborative …2010
Strengthening Neighborhoods through Faith-Based & Community Partnerships: Resource Guide (Oregon)This guide is designed for those engaging in faith-based community partnerships to provide and facilitate social supports; faith-based partnerships with …2014
Strategies to Increase Birth Parent Engagement, Partnership, and Leadership in the Child Welfare System: A ReviewThis report explores barriers and proactive strategies to engaging birth parents with child welfare services; developing connections between birth parents …2012
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
Stories of Prevention in Los Angeles County: DCFS and Community Agencies Join Hands To Support Families and ChildrenThis report chronicles the first year of the Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project initiative, and stories are organized around three inter-related …2009
Stories of Parent LeadershipThis webpage provides excerpts from interviews of parent leaders who work in their communities and nationally to help family support …2019
Solutions Storytelling: Messaging to Mobilize Support for Children’s IssuesThis report provides an overview of a research project to test the necessity and effectiveness of ‘solution stories’ (stories about …, 2010
Rural Child Welfare PracticeThis issue brief highlights the importance of understanding the concerns and needs of children and families in rural communities, their …2018
Public Agencies Don’t Need to Do It Alone: Eight Reasons to Use a Partnership When Providing Support Services to Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Care FamiliesThis paper highlights the benefits public agencies may see from partnering with family-support organizations and other nonprofit partners. 2016
Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of ACEs by Building Community Capacity and Resilience: APPI Cross-Site Evaluation Findings (Final Report)2016
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Strategic Partnerships GuidanceThis guide addresses how an agency should strategically build or change a system to meet the needs and deliver positive …2010
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: CommunicationsThis guide addresses how to develop and implement a strategic communications plan that is aligned with the mission, vision and …, , 2010
Policy and Community Level Strategies for Integrating Children’s Behavioral Health ServicesThis brief explains Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT) and an approach of integrated statewide network of care that ensures …2015
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
Parent Organizing as a Strategy for Sustainable Policy ChangeThis report discusses parent organizing as a strategy for sustainable policy change and recommend steps funders can take to learn …2011
Parent Leadership Agency Self-assessment ToolThis tool helps agencies and organizations assess whether they are giving parents opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills. 2015
Parent LeadershipThis webpage provides approaches to mobilizing parents to be effective change agents on behalf of their children, and resources to …2019
NRC-Adoption Readiness Assessment Tool for Community-based System of CareThis assessment is designed to guide states, territories and tribes in building a coordinated and integrated system of care to …2014
National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Child Welfare Systems of Care GranteesThis webpage provides resources to support grantees’ efforts to improve outcomes for children and families through the Systems of Care …2019
Meaningful Parent Leadership: A Guide for SuccessThis guide provides a roadmap to State Lead Agencies seeking to enhance their engagement of parents as stakeholders and leaders …2010
Making the Public Case for Child Abuse and Neglect PreventionThis memorandum synthesizes research findings and recommends strategies to communicate more effectively about child abuse and neglect.2015
Let’s Talk about Safe Kids and Strong Families!This report provides guidance to Alaskan communities about how they can help strengthen and support families and children, as well …2016
Joint Child Welfare Program Planning and Improvement: InfographicThis document illustrates the importance of joint planning between courts and agencies in order to work more effectively together to …, 2017
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
How to Talk About GovernmentThis brief summary highlights the FrameWorks Institute’s research on public perceptions of government, key communication challenges, recommendations for reframing government, …, 2008
How the News Frames Child Maltreatment: Unintended ConsequencesThis document summarizes some of the major patterns found in 120 news articles about child maltreatment – the key narratives, …2003
How the Child Welfare System WorksThis factsheet provides a brief overview of the child welfare system and its purposes and functions. Child welfare systems typically …2019
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse PreventionThis website provides services to the CBCAP community through targeted training and technical assistance efforts. These efforts include an annual …2019
Finding Common Ground: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies Working with Communities of FaithThis guide outlines the importance of building effective partnerships with communities of faith for recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive …2003
Family Leadership Self-assessment Tool for System-building CollaborativesThis tool is to help multi-agency collaborative system-building initiatives to assess whether they are supporting giving family members, such as …2015
Engaging Parents, Developing Leaders: A Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for Nonprofits and SchoolsThis document introduces an assessment and planning tool to help enable nonprofit leaders to assess their organization’s family engagement and …2016
Discussion Guide: Client Voice and EngagementThis guide helps organizations delve deeper into their own individual programs or areas of work and begin to generate concrete …2013
Discipline and Development: A Meta-Analysis of Public Perceptions of Parents, Parenting, Child Development and Child AbuseThis report reviews research on child abuse, as well as existing publicly available opinion research regarding parenting, child development, child …2003
Developing the Leadership of RecipientsThis report includes two case studies of leadership development efforts by nonprofit organizations who provided opportunities for clients to have …2013
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
Community Readiness for Community ChangeThis study compares the performance of case management functions by Nebraska Families Collaborative (NFC) in the Eastern Service Area with …2014
Community Partnerships: Improving the Response to Child MaltreatmentThis manual discusses the importance of using a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to serving children and families. It also outlines the …2010
Community Approaches to Toxic Stress-WebinarThis webinar explores a new framework of community approaches to toxic stress within the broader context of healthy development and …2017
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
Child Welfare: Do We All Speak the Same Language Video TrainingThis webinar, presented by Robin Jensen and Jonathon Growick (Children’s Legal Services), offers ways to optimize communication between all individuals …, 2013
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Public Awareness & Creating Supportive CommunitiesThis webpage provides resources and information focused on creating public awareness as part of an overall approach to preventing child …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Citizen Review PanelsThis webpage provides various resources, which include State and local examples, focusing on the operation of CRBs, including development, preparation …2019
Building Systems of Care: A Primer for Child Welfare2008
Building Cross-System Implementation CentersThis report defines and explores the concept of Centers of Excellence after a learning community of experts tackled key questions: …2015
Building Community, Building HopeThis video highlights three innovative programs working to prevent and respond to child maltreatment by engaging parents and communities and …2015
Building Collaborations Across Child Welfare and Education SystemsThis report describes a statewide focus group study with Minnesota’s social service and education professionals on collaboration across child welfare …2016
Building and Sustaining Child Welfare PartnershipsThis action brief summarizes systems of care evaluation findings related to collaboration and draws from the lessons learned by systems …2011
Building Agency Capacity For Family Involvement in Child WelfareThis action brief, the first in the Systems of Care Family Involvement Series, addresses capacity building at the child welfare …2008
Bridging Child Welfare and Education SystemsThis infographic summarizes results from a statewide focus group study with Minnesota’s social service and education professionals on collaboration across …, 2016
Attending to Neglect: Using Metaphors and Explanatory Chains to Reframe Child Neglect in the UKThis report increases the public understanding of the causes of neglect by explaining the role of social determinants, as well …2015
An Assessment of Child Welfare Privatization in NebraskaThis study compares the performance of case management functions by Nebraska Families Collaborative (NFC) in the Eastern Service Area with …2014
A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in AmericaThis report focuses on human services community-based organizations, their economic and social impact, and the need to preserve and strengthen …2018
A Family Center Spotlight on Father EngagementThis training course, by sharing an organization’s experience engaging fathers, helps individuals and organizations develop and/or grow a father engagement …2013
ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and LeadersThis guide provides recommended actions that tribal leadership can take towards ensuring compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). …2017
What Works in Child Welfare Reform: Reducing Reliance on Congregate Care in Tennessee (TN)This report explores the factors that enabled Tennessee to make and sustain dramatic declines in the number of children placed …2011
We All Need Somebody: Supporting Children, Families & the Workforce in Connecticut’s Family Foster Care System (CT)This report describes the systems change efforts to better utilize and support the State of Connecticut’s existing foster families, through …2011
Toolkit for Expanding the System of Care ApproachThis toolkit provides resources that guide work to expand and sustain systems of care throughout states, tribes, territories, and communities. …2015
The Utility of Trouble – From Crisis to Opportunity: Child Welfare Reform in MAThis report provides an outside perspective and examples of effective strategies implemented by states and jurisdictions who struggle with ways …2014
The Development, Implementation, and Assessment ApproachThis document describes an approach which delivers best practices in implementation science, helping public, private, and Tribal child welfare organizations …2015
Texas DFPS CPS Operational Review – The Stephen GroupThis operational review of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Child Protective Services (CPS) identifies ways in …2014
Systems of Care Policy Action GuideThis guide is a capacity building tool that supports the process of identifying and advancing policy strategies to improve child …2011
Supporting Change in Child Welfare: An Evaluation of Training and Technical AssistanceThis report presents the key findings and primary implications of an evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) delivery and …2015
Sunset Advisory Commission: Staff Report with Final ResultsThis report summarizes the actions taken by the Sunset Commission and the Texas’ 84th Legislature after a two year review …2015
Statewide Implementation of a Family Centered Practice Model: Increasing Readiness & Managing Change (MS)This overview of the Mississippi Change Management Implementation Project highlights the institutionalization of a family-centered practice culture in the Mississippi …2010
Report to the Sunset Advisory Commission: Child Protective Services TransformationThis report summarizes the progress of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ (DFPS) to reform Child Protective Servicesto include …2014
On the Frontline: Improving Child Protective Services InvestigationsThis webinar provides an outline of On the Frontline, an Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative to strengthen child protection and …2014
Modification to Sunset Issue 2 on the Department of Family and Protective Services (TX)This report highlights the changes and recommendations proposed by the CPS Operational Review and Sunset Commission to address the issues …2015
Lessons Learned through the Application of Implementation Science Concepts to Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grant ProgramsThis report explores the organizational characteristics, activities, and processes that facilitate the successful implementation of innovative CB discretionary grant projects, …2013
Innovations in NYC Health and Human Services Policy: Child Welfare PolicyThis policy brief focuses on the child welfare reforms implemented in New York City from 2002 and 2013 that many …2014
Hand in Hand: How One of the Nation’s Largest Child Welfare Agencies Transformed Itself for Better Outcomes for Children (Los Angeles, CA)This special report details the comprehensive service delivery system that has revolutionized child welfare in L.A. County, reducing reliance on …2009
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 5 Full ImplementationThis document includes activities that help ensure teams are in place, continuously improving and sustaining the innovation, and the environment …2016
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 4 Initial ImplementationThis document provides guidance on testing critical elements and modifying components to improve innovation processes and ensure that implementation supports …2016
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 3 InstallationThis document provides guidance for developing protocols for staff selection, training, coaching, and fidelity assessments; and describes activities that are …2016
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 2 ExplorationThis document includes activities that help define the target population and desired outcomes of change, create and promote buy-in for …2016
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: Volume 1 Teaming and Communication LinkagesThis document includes activities to assist with organizational elements that begin prior to the exploration stage and continue throughout the …, 2016
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation: IntroductionThis document provides background information and instructions for using the Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an Innovation, along with …2016
Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Assessing an InnovationThis series of documents provides guidance on the use of the Development, Implementation, and Assessment approach and includes links to …2016
Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Final Report and Recommendations (MN)This report advise the governor and legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels …2015
Georgia Child Welfare Reform Council Final Report to the GovernorThis report contains the Child Welfare Reform Council recommendations for how to reform Georgia’s child welfare system in order to …2015
For the Welfare of Children: Lessons Learned from Class Action LitigationThis document presents a series of papers evaluating the use of class action litigation to reform public child welfare systems. …2012
Findings and Resources from an Evaluation of Training and Technical AssistanceThis webpage summarizes a five year evaluation of two groups of Training and Technical Assistance providers –regional Child Welfare Implementation …2015
Direct Service Workers’ Recommendations for Child Welfare Financing and System ReformThis report summarizes frontline workers’ and supervisors’ survey responses and analyzes the implications their answers have on continuing efforts to …2012
Crisis and Opportunity in Delaware’s Child Welfare SystemThis report explains, Outcomes Matter, an initiative that boosted morale among caseworkers and gave kids and families a critical voice …2016
Congregate Care Rightsizing and Redesign (CT)This report provides an overview of congregate care in Connecticut, describes levers of change in four practice areas, profiles younger …2011
Child Welfare Reform – CW360This issue of CW360° explores the evolution of child welfare reform in the United States, introduces common catalysts for change …2016
Child Welfare Practice: Creating a Successful Climate for ChangeThis report presents the findings of an institutional analysis in Los Angeles, CA, of the policies and practices that may …2012
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Building & Sustaining System Reform EffortsThis webpage includes resources that provide data, knowledge, strategies, and tools for administrators and program managers as they plan, implement, …2016
Beyond Quick Fixes: Agency Priorities – Keep Focused and Don’t get Lost in the Chaos!This document features a series of articles regarding the status of child protection services in the United States and proposals …2014
Partnerships, Evaluation, and Effective Practice in Child Welfare: Introducing a New Framework (Part 1)This video introduces a practical guide for strengthening child welfare systems called “A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain …2018
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Identify & Explore (Part 2)This video explains the process of building evidence and spreading effective practice in child welfare begins with investigating a problem, …2017
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn (Part 3)This video introduces two additional phases of the framework: Develop & Test and Compare & Learn. It describes how agencies …2016
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve (Part 4)This video describes the Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve phases of the framework, explains how agencies can apply …2015
A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Child Welfare Practice: Tying It All Together (Part 5)This video illustrates all five phases of the framework through a single case example. It also discusses how subsidized guardianship …2014
Video series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child WelfareVideo series: A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare2014
How to Scale Up Effective Programs Serving Children, Youth, and FamiliesThis brief reviews the best practices for scale up of effective programs from across the literature and describes the experiences …2015
A Lot to Lose: A Call to Rethink What Constitutes “Evidence” in Finding Social Interventions that WorkThis paper argues that experimental methodology is a poor fit for judging the impact of social intervention program models; the …2009
Expanding the Evidence Universe: Doing Better by Knowing MoreThis paper offers a five-part set of concrete actions that the philanthropic, public, non-profit, academic, business and entrepreneurial sectors can …2011
Lessons Learned through the Application of Implementation Science Concepts to Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grant ProgramsThis report explores the organizational characteristics, activities, and processes that facilitate the successful implementation of innovative CB discretionary grant projects, …2013
Permanency Planning Today: Evidence-based PracticeThis issue of Permanency Planning Today provides basic foundational information on evidence-based practice and points the readership toward resources and …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
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
Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: A Guide for Child Welfare Researchers and Service ProvidersThis guide offers a framework for integrating cost analysis into program evaluations as part of child welfare services; providing guidance …2013
FRIENDS National Resource Center for CBCAP: Evaluation ToolkitFRIENDS National Resource Center for CBCAP: Evaluation Toolkit, 2019
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Treatment Foster Care: A Resource GuideThis resource guide highlights valuable information, references, resources, and tools for implementing Evidence-based Practices (EBPs) in Treatment Foster Care (TFC) …2008
A Road Map to Implementing Evidence-Based ProgramsThis course provides guidance to facilitate selection and implementation of one of the many evidence-based programs related to prevention and …, 2011
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource ParentsThis workshop is a PowerPoint-based training designed to be taught by a mental health professional and foster parent as co-facilitators …, 2011
Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare: Implication for Research & EducationThis PowerPoint presentation outlines the history, challenges and approaches of implementing evidence-based practice into Child Welfare, presenting emerging best practices …2019
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 Programs to Prevent Children From Entering & Remaining in the Child Welfare System: Benefits & Costs for WashingtonThis report estimates the monetary value of benefits Washington State would accrue if it implemented evidence-based prevention and intervention programs. …2008
The Importance of Contextual Fit When Implementing Evidence-Based InterventionsThis issue brief advocates proposes a set of core elements drawn from the existing literature that can be used to …2014
Using Evidence-Based Constructs to Assess Extent of Implementation of Evidence-Based InterventionsThis brief introduces several constructs that can be used to describe, monitor, and facilitate implementation. It also describes how to …2014
Willing, Able –> Ready: Basics & Policy Implications of Readiness as Key Component for Implementation of Evidence-Based InterventionsThis brief describes the role of readiness in implementing and scaling up EBIs, establishing the basics of readiness using the …2014
Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based and Promising PracticesThis document offers an inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices and services delivered to children and juveniles in the …, 2014
Programs That Work, from the Promising Practices Network on Children, Famlies & CommunitiesThis document provides summaries of all of the programs and practices that credible research indicated are effective in improving outcomes …2014
Updated Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based & Promising PracticesThis report, per legislation E2SHB 2536, provides updates to the inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices, and reflects changes …2014
Evidence Based Practices in North American MSW CurriculaThis study examines the extent to which EBPs are taught in North American Masters of Social Work (MSW curricula). Results …2015
Evidence Based Practice in MSW Curricula: Misconceptions and FactsThis webinar introduces the Consortium and the Janus Webinar Series, presents findings from of evidence-based practice preparedness and workforce development, …2015
Integrating Evidence Based Practice in MSW CurriculaThis webinar reviews the various ways graduate programs have integrated teaching evidence–based practice, as well as implementation science and frameworks …2015
Finding the Fit: Evidence-Based Practice in MSW CurriculaThis webinar is based upon Janus webinar series participants’ comments, questions and requests, course syllabi and strategies employed in bringing …2015
Child and Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium Reference ListThis website offers a wide range of research and publications on topics addressing implementation of evidence-based practice., 2017
How to Scale Up Effective Programs Serving Children, Youth, and FamiliesThis brief reviews the best practices for scale up of effective programs from across the literature and describes the experiences …2015
Transforming MSW field learning: Evidence-based practice and implementation scienceThis webinar presents practical examples of how MSW programs can adjust field curricula to ensure that evidence-based practice and implementation …2015
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
Making Replication Work: Building Infrastructure to Implement, Scale-up, and Sustain Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs with FidelityThis report describes a national cross-site evaluation of Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment (EBHV), an initiative to …2014
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
Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based Solution-Focused PerspectiveThis training course provides child welfare professionals with an understanding of, and useful strategies for, effective engagement and the appropriate …2012
Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused Perspective: Supervisor Support SessionThis training course a follow up to the Engaging Clients from a Strength-based Solution-focused Perspective training, and assists supervisors in …2014
Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused Perspective: Caseworker Support SessionThis training course is a follow up to the Engaging Clients from a Strength-based Solution-focused Perspective training, and assists caseworkers …2014
Advancing Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Toolkit on Recognizing and Conducting Opportunistic Experiments in the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Policy AreaThis report describes in detail how researchers, policymakers, and program administrators can recognize opportunities for experiments and carry them out; …2015
Implementing Evidence-Based PracticesThis document describes key implementation challenges of evidence-based programs and presents research-based strategies that can be used to facilitate sound …2015
Learning What Works: A Guide to Opportunistic Experiments for Human Services AgenciesThis guide introduces human services program operators to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and provides guidance on how to conduct them. …2015
Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: A Guide for Child and Family Serving SystemsThis guide provides information and examples of implementation relevant to those working with children and families in the child welfare …2015
Using Evidence to Accelerate the Safe and Effective Reduction of Congregate Care for Youth Involved with Child WelfareThis brief highlights a study that examined the use of residential and congregate care across the states and provides recommendations …2016
Evidence Informed Practice in Systems of Care Misconceptions and Realities, Frameworks and FundingThis webinar addresses misconceptions about evidence-based practice, how services within a system of care can select evidence based practices for …2016
The Permanency Innovations Initiative: An Example of Building Evidence in Child WelfareThis video emphasizes how the PII Approach exemplifies the four criteria of evidence-based policymaking: choose programs, invest, rigorously evaluate, and …, 2016
Research Update: Child Welfare Agencies That Use More Research Evidence Have Higher Rates of Permanency for Children in Foster CareThis publication study shows the more often agency staff used research evidence to learn about children in their care, the …2016
Realizing the Potential of Research in Child WelfareThis essay discusses the use of research within the child welfare system with two goals: (1) to stimulate interest in …2013
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
The Benefits of Fatherhood Programs in Community-Based OrganizationsThis brief highlights the importance for community-based organizations (CBOs) to address needs and challenges of fathers and use evidence-based interventions …2016
The Parent‐Child Assistance Program: A Model of Effective Community Intervention with High‐Risk FamiliesThis document provides detailed information about Parent Child Assistance Program, an intervention model created to prevent future births of alcohol …2010
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
Funding Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs in Child WelfareThis paper shares eight strategies to help child welfare agency administrators and partners fund and sustain evidence-based programs that benefit …2017
What’s Standing in the Way of the Spread of Evidence-based Programs?This paper examines the challenges of extending the reach and difference made by evidence-based programs and specifically focuses on the …2017
Guide for Child Welfare Administrators on Evidence Based PracticeThis guide provides information on the conditions, challenges, and opportunities of evidence-based practice in child welfare.2012
CWIG Workforce Podcast Series Episode 4: Creating Change at the Local Level, 2018
ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level ExperiencesChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences, , , 2011
Weaving Together Agency Staff Around Organizational Change, 2018
Findings and Resources from an Evaluation of Training and Technical AssistanceThis webpage summarizes a five year evaluation of two groups of Training and Technical Assistance providers –regional Child Welfare Implementation …2015
Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Final Report and Recommendations (MN)This report advise the governor and legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels …2015
Balancing Head & Heart California’s Child Welfare WorkforceThis newsletter from the California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership examines the valuable and complex work performed by California’s child welfare …2017
National Implementation Research Network2019
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare: Implementation Resources Section2019
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Change ManagementThis guide provides strategies, key processes, and practices for establishing and implementing change management to support everyone in an agency …2010
Positioning Public Child Welfare Guidance: Strategy GuidanceThis guide provides strategies and key processes for developing and executing a strategic plan, and practices for establishing and implementing …2010
The Active Implementation Hub2019
A Guide to the Implementation Process: Stages, Steps & ActivitiesThis guide is based on a review of the literature of implementation science and the collective experiences of federally funded …2014
Implementation Process Measure (IPM)This measure is intended to track the processes that state, county, and tribal jurisdictions use to implement systems changes during …2011
Everything You Wanted to Know About Logic Models but Were Afraid to AskThis paper provides a basic overview of logic models – what they are, their benefits and suggestions for level of …1999
Framing Program Evaluation: Tinkering With Theories of Change and Logic ModelsThis article explores how three organizations developed their program’s theory of change and logic model.2015
Logic Model Development Guide: W.K. Kellogg FoundationThis guide focuses on the development and use of the program logic model and provides an orientation to the underlying …2004
Theory of Change: A Practical Tool for Action, Results and LearningThis manual, created for the Casey Foundation’s Making Connections initiative, defines theory of change using Casey’s impact, influence and leverage …2004
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
Gaining Buy-In from the Front Line During Times of ChangeThis brief examines the critical role of frontline staff in implementing change, outlines key steps and strategies for engaging staff, …2011
Providing Technical Assistance to Build Implementation Capacity in Child Welfare: A Manual Based on the Development, Implementation, and Assessment ApproachThis document provides guidance to T/TA providers who are building the implementation capacity of child welfare organizations that use the …2016
Systems of Care System Management ToolkitThis toolkit provides guidance for developing the day-to-day activities of those who are overseeing the system of care and provides …2010
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
Leadership and Organizational Change for ImplementationThis webinar describes the work on leadership for implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child welfare and other service settings, issues …2017
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
Context Matters: Recommendations for Funders & Program Developers Supporting Implementation in Rural CommunitiesThis paper explores how funders and program developers can partner with rural communities to achieve improved outcomes for individuals and …2017
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
4 Ways Implementation Support Centers Assist in the Delivery of Evidence-Based ProgramsThis fact sheet highlights four ways implementation support centers can support more effective implementation of evidence-based programs, thereby increasing the …2017
Building Capacity to Manage Change and Improve Child Welfare PracticeThis paper describes the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative’s evidence-informed approach to the change and implementation process. This process has …2015
Implementation Oversight for Evidence-Based Programs: A Policymaker’s Guide to Effective Program DeliveryThis brief identifies four key steps that state and local governments can take to strengthen their implementation efforts. 2016
2015–2019 Child and Family Services Plan: New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report focuses on New Hampshire’s implementation of a statewide Practice Model and key goals and initiatives used to strengthen …2016
2018 Annual Progress and Services Report: New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and FamiliesThis report provides updates on the continued implementation of New Hampshire’s Practice Model and key goals and initiatives outlined in …2018
Stages of ChangeThis guide for systems change outlines the five stages of change and provides brief user-friendly information with links to additional …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
When Preparation Meets OpportunityAnne Graham, a child welfare middle manager from New Hampshire, developed a much needed change initiative during her participation in …, 2018
Human Resources as a Strategic Partner for Health and Human ServicesThis report proposes a variety of strategies for consideration by health and human service leaders in partnership with their human …2016
The Permanency Innovations Initiative Approach to EvaluationThis brief describes the overall evaluation approach, including an explanation of the evaluation framework and a description of both pre-evaluation …2015
The PII Approach: Building Implementation and Evaluation Capacity in Child WelfareThis report describes Permanency Innovations Initiative’s collaborative approach to implementation and evaluation.2013
From Automated to Comprehensive: What child welfare organizations need to succeedThis report provides insights into how agencies can optimally meet the key provisions of Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) …2016
Learning from Practice: Evaluation and Improvement Science SyllabusThis guide focuses on the development and use of the program logic model, and provides an orientation to the underlying …2015
CFPM Recruitment and Selection Best Practices (w/Tip Sheets)This guide provides best practices for recruitment and selection of staff who will deliver the Child and Family Practice Model …, 2019
Staff Retention in Child and Family Services Workbook 6: Recruiting and Selecting the Right Staff in Child and Family ServicesThis workbook in the series provides information on promising practices and tools for recruiting and selecting front line staff; includes …2007
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
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
Screening & Selection of Child Welfare StaffThis paper summarizes best practice approaches to screening and selection and provides examples of some innovative approaches.2008
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
Internal Reliability of the OCFS Competency-Based Interview for Hiring Child Welfare CaseworkersThis paper examines the reliability of the revised standardized screening process. Staff at the Child Welfare Training Institute became involved …2008
Child Welfare Staff Recruitment & Retention, An Evidence-Based Training Model: Selection ToolkitThis Selection Toolkit provides resources for screening, interviewing and hiring applicants for worker positions in public child welfare agencies; contains …2009
Child Welfare Caseworker Competency Based Screening & Selection Training CurriculumThis skills-based curriculum is designed to support supervisors in the process of screening and selecting new caseworkers.2005
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
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
CFPM Recruitment and Selection Best Practices (w/Tip Sheets)This guide provides best practices for recruitment and selection of staff who will deliver the Child and Family Practice Model …, 2019
A Children’s Services Corps: Lessons from Teach for America for Building the Child Welfare SystemThis paper provides background information on Teach for America (TFA) successes, challenges, and impact through the years; examines lessons from …2009
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
Western Workforce ProjectThis website provides resources and products from the Western Workforce Project which was designed to create and test a workforce …2013
Tips for Recruiting a Post-boomer WorkforceThis document provides some tips and best practices for a smarter, more budget friendly approach to recruiting Millennials and filling …2015
Staff Retention in Child & Family Services: Recruiting & Selecting the Right Staff (Wrkbk 6)This workbook addresses recruiting and selecting the right staff, providing information on promising practices and tools for recruiting and selecting …2007
Resilient Child Welfare Worker InterviewsThis document summarizes the interview responses of workers who were identified as “resilient” by their supervisors and administrators and includes …2006
Recruitment of Child Welfare StaffThis paper summarizes best practice approaches to recruitment and provides examples of some innovative approaches. 2008
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
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 …, 2011
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
Child Welfare Staff Recruitment & Retention An Evidence-Based Training Model: Recruitment ToolkitThis toolkit includes fliers, posters, brochures, a Recruitment Community PowerPoint Presentation, and two public service announcements designed to encourage interest …2009
Child Welfare Social Worker Recruitment and Retention: Influential Factors and Promising Practices – Review of the ResearchThis paper summarizes numerous studies and literature from across the nation on the various factors that impact the readiness and …2009
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Recruitment & HiringThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes resources essential to effective recruitment and hiring programs and practices categorized …, 2019
A State and Local Government Leader’s Guide to Building the Public Workforce of the FutureThis guide has examples of effective strategies that can serve as a roadmap to help state and local government agencies …2017
The RJP Tool Kit: A How-To Guide for Developing a Realistic Job PreviewThis toolkit is designed for public-sector and non-profit child welfare administrators and Human Resources Management professionals looking for ways to …, 2007
SMARRT Manual: Strategies Matrix Approach to Recruitment and Retention TechniquesThis manual is designed to enhance capacity for more effective child welfare recruitment, selection, training, and retention practice, by providing …2006
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
Realistic Job Previews: Frequently Asked Questions & AnswersThis document explains a recruiting approach called Realistic Job Preview (RJP), its purpose, what information agencies should include, how to …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Realistic Job PreviewsThis webpage features Realistic Job Preview videos from different states, along with supplemental materials and resources, which demonstrate the development, …, 2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Burnout/TraumaThis webpage provides resources to address the challenges professionals face and ways to cope with secondary trauma when working in …2019
Planning for Emotional Labor and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare OrganizationsThis paper provides an emergent framework that emphasizes early detection and quick response for secondary traumatic stress. Recommendations and guidelines …2012
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
Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Workforce – CW360This edition of CW360° focuses on the unique challenges faced by child welfare professionals, undertaking the day to day work …2012
Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving ProfessionalsThis document outlines options for assessment, prevention, and interventions relevant to secondary stress, and describe the elements necessary for transforming …2011
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Workers who Experience a Maltreatment Fatality on Their CaseloadThis document presents findings from the study Child Maltreatment Fatalities: Perceptions and Experiences of Child Welfare Professionals, assessing the knowledge, …2012
Compassion Satisfaction/Fatigue Self-Test for HelpersThis self -test helps users estimate their compassion status, which includes risk of burnout, compassion fatigue and satisfaction with helping …1998
Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL): Compassion Satisfaction & Compassion FatigueThis test is designed to assess compassion fatigue or secondary/vicarious trauma, and consists of three subscales: Compassion Satisfaction, Burnout, and …2009
Teaming in Child Welfare: A GuidebookThis guide outlines the processes and steps involved implementing teaming, explains why they matter, makes recommendations regarding the dos and …2015
The Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Organizational ChangeThis model guides an organization in the development of a culture with seven dominant characteristics (Nonviolence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, …2019
What about You? A Workbook for Those who Work with OthersThis guide offers strategies for assessing, evaluating, and incorporating self-care strategies to not only take care of one’s self, but …2019
Adoption Competency Curriculum – Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma – Trainer’s GuideThis curriculum includes trainer preparation materials for a module that teaches participants to identify causes and symptoms of compassion fatigue, …2010
Adoption Competency Curriculum – Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma -Participant’s HandoutsThis curriculum includes participant handout materials for a module that teaches participants to identify causes and symptoms of compassion fatigue, …2010
Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training MaterialsThis document include measurement tools and curriculum material for Compassion Fatigue Specialist 2-day training which includes a wide array of …2011
Promoting Resilience and Reducing Secondary Trauma Among Child Welfare Staff: Training ManualThis manual describes a project to mitigate the impact of secondary traumatic stress among child protective staff in New York …2011
Promoting Resilience and Reducing Secondary Trauma Among Child Welfare Staff: Participant HandbookThis manual contains handouts that accompany training to mitigate the impact of secondary traumatic stress among child protective staff; and …2011
Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Staff: A Practice BriefThis paper addresses occupational stress experienced by staff responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and making decisions …2012
Kansas Workforce Initiative Evidence Review: Secondary Traumatic StressThis document reviews evidence and summarizes research on secondary traumatic stress (STS) in child welfare and social work, offering implications …2010
Self-Care Starter KitThis webpage offers a collection of self-care tools and resources—designed to help students cope with the stresses of academic life …2019
Social Worker Self-Care — The Overlooked Core CompetencyThis article emphasizes the importance of self-care among social workers and provides information and links to resources and tools for …2014
Beyond Quick Fixes: Caseworkers are First-Responders, They Deserve the Same Professionalization as Other Essential PersonnelThis document features a series of articles regarding the status of child protection services in the United States and proposals …2014
Fostering Perspectives – Self CareThis issue shares perspectives and reflections from foster parents and others, and points readers to self-care ideas and resources.2015
Reducing Stress in the Workplace: Exercises for Social WorkersThis video a fitness specialist provides a series of brief exercises that can be completed in and around the workplace …, 2015
Professional Self-Care Website: University of HoustonThis website provides knowledge and skills for integrating the practice of professional self-care in the social work profession.2019
Managing the Impact of Traumatic Stress on the Child Welfare ProfessionalThis training course discusses how child welfare professionals can enjoy long fulfilling careers in child welfare, and how these individuals …2016
Secondary Trauma and Child Welfare Staff: Guidance for Supervisors and AdministratorsThis fact sheet provides information on how secondary traumatic stress (STS) manifests itself in child welfare, the kinds of staff …2014
What Child Welfare Caseworkers Need To Go MobileThis paper examines the ways in which mobile access to case management systems, data and information, assessment and referral capabilities …2015
Positive Psychology and Well-Being of Child Welfare Workers: Three Part SeriesThis training focuses on the application of positive psychology in order to improve the well-being of child welfare workers. The …2016
Secondary Traumatic Stress Informed Organization Assessment Tool (STSI-OA)This webpage provides a tool to evaluate the degree to which an organization is STS-informed, and able to respond to …, 2019
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
Minnesota Child Welfare Workforce Stabilization Study: Child Protection Summary ReportThis summary specifically focuses on the child protection workforce to better understand the state of Minnesota in order to develop …2016
Applying Positive Psychology to the Well-Being of Child Welfare Workers: Module 1This webinar discusses problems often found in child welfare work settings, including burnout and compassion fatigue; and possible solutions including …, 2016
Applying Positive Psychology to the Well-Being of Child Welfare Workers: Module 2This webinar focuses on gratitude, behavioral activation, positive activity scheduling, and a concrete strategy for putting these approaches to wellness …, 2016
Applying Positive Psychology to the Well-Being of Child Welfare Workers: Module 3This webinar discusses reflective supervision, Carl Rogers, research on listening, positive communication skills, and next steps to use to improve …, 2016
Interim Report on Staffing Recommendations for New Hampshire DCYFThis report presents preliminary findings and recommendations on staffing and training the workforce to effectively assess and respond to reports …2016
The Dialogue: Stress Management and Self-CareThis issue seeks to promote the importance of on-the-job stress management and self-care practices.2016
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
NASW Guidelines for Social Worker SafetyThese guidelines address safety within the context of social work practice and aim to inform social workers, policymakers, employers, and …2013
Public Child Welfare Workers’ Safety Experiences: Predictors and Impact on Job Withdrawal Using Mixed-Methods ApproachThis paper describes a qualitative study to understand both child welfare workers’ safety experiences during their home visits, and the …2011
Assessing Client Dangerousness to Self and Others: Stratified Risk Management ApproachesThis document provides guidance to students or practitioners regarding ethical standards, risk assessment, and response to prevent clients from harming …2013
Field and Office Worker Safety GuidelinesThis document has been developed to help assure the safety of Division of Public Health employees in the workplace. It …2013
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service WorkersThe publication includes industry best practices and highlights the most effective ways to reduce the risk of violence in various …2015
Supervisor Checklist: Safety for Direct Services Staff (OH)This document provides a list of Items to periodically review, at regular intervals or when a safety incident warrants immediate …2015
Personal Safety for Social WorkersThis video focuses on personal safety issues that social workers face on a regular basis including how to deal with …2010
Home Visitor Safety: General Safety Guidelines – video (OK)This video aims to teach participants to identify and understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment for working in …, 2019
Home Visitor Safety: General Safety Guidelines – PPT (OK)This presentation aims to teach participants to identify and understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment for working in …2019
Safety and Security While in the FieldThis video from a Community Police Officer provides safety and security tips while in the field and life in general. 2012
Safety Tips for Home Visits from a Veteran NYC Social WorkerThis webpage includes a list of safety tips for all social workers whose jobs include field work, but some are …2019
Workplace safety: Policy RecommendationsThis webpage provided by NASW-MA Chapter, offers policy recommendations and resources to reduce risk to clients, direct service staff, management …2014
Paying Attention to Worker Safety in Domestic Violence CasesThis is a blog post offers ways to minimize danger when dealing with perpetrators of domestic violence.2019
Tips for Making Home Visits in Child WelfareThis article offers general tips for building rapport physical safety and ethical consideration for social workers to consider when making …2011
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Domestic Violence and Worker SafetyThis webpage provides resources that describe the risk factors and special safety precautions child welfare workers may need to take …2012
Child Welfare Education & Training Partnership Experienced Worker Safety Trainer Manual (IN)This curriculum provides experienced Family Case Managers a refresher on risk management and safety awareness, reminding workers to recognize unsafe …2012
Child Welfare Education & Training Partnership New Worker Safety Trainer Manual (IN)This curriculum provides new Family Case Managers information on risk management and safety awareness, teaches staff to recognize unsafe situations …2014
Safety Awareness For the Child Welfare Professional – Participant Guide (NJ)This training is designed to provide participants with information to increase knowledge of safety-related issues in child welfare practice and …2015
Letters From The Heart … A Thank You to Our Family Service Specialists (NJ)This video features thank you letters from families and children written to New Jersey Family Service Specialists., 2015
Home Visitor Safety Guide (OR)This guide establishes a basic set of standards that home visiting programs can use to ensure the safety of their …2014