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Prioritizing Youth Voice: The Importance of Authentic Youth Engagement in Case PlanningThis bulletin outlines the importance of youth engagement and provides caseworkers with key concepts and tangible strategies to apply to …
Strategic Planning in Child Welfare: Strategies for Meaningful Youth, Family, and Other Partner EngagementThis brief focuses largely on engaging families and youth but also addresses working with Tribes, courts, and community partners in …
A Tool for Transformative Family Engagement: A Commentary on the Family Engagement PlaybookA collection of promising research-based approaches to strengthen individual competencies, interpersonal relationships, and organizational structures that build capacity for meaningful …
Evaluating Family Engagement in Child WelfareProvides an overview of key issues encountered when evaluating a family engagement program or practice.
Engaging Parents and Youths with Lived ExperienceNCSACW prepared this document to outline key strategies collaboratives should consider when recruiting and engaging adults and youth with lived …
Building Collaborative Capacity SeriesDeveloped by NCSACW to provide states and communities with strategies for creating cross-systems collaborative teams, communication protocols, and practice innovations.
Intercultural Development Inventory Overview VideoThis video will help you learn more about the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and how it can help you learn …, , , 2024
Integrated Curriculum Guide for Social Work Practice With American Indians and Alaska Natives in Child WelfareThis guide provides a curricular framework based upon the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards …, , , , , 2024
Three Tools to Guide Change Efforts
NCWWI Interdisciplinary Education ProjectsIn July 2021, NCWWI partnered with three sites to expand or enhance a current interdisciplinary education program designed to prepare …, 2024
Interdisciplinary Education Skills InfographicReview this infographic to learn the skills you can develop to support an interdisciplinary approach at your organization. Learn more …, 2024
Interdisciplinary Education Reference ListThis reference list provides resources on interdisciplinary approaches that support children and their families. Learn more at ncwwi.org/interdisciplinary-education-projects., 2024
Leadership Academy Implementation GuideNCWWI’s Leadership Academy is designed to build and support the critical leadership skills  child welfare supervisors, managers, and directors need to …, ,
Mental Health and the Child Welfare WorkforceThis infographic describes the workforce mental health crisis, the impacts of not supporting employees’ well-being, and how child welfare organizations …, , , , , , , , 2023
Knowledge and Attitudes of Implementation Support Practitioners: NCWWI 1-page SummaryImplementation Support Practitioners (ISPs) like facilitators, technical assistance providers, knowledge brokers, coaches, and consultants provide expert help to plan and …, , 2023
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 …, 2023
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 …, 2023
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., 2023
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., 2023
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 …, 2023
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 …, 2023
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, 2023
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 …, 2023
NCWWI Workload Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing workload, 2023
Work with Purpose Child Welfare Professional Recruitment ToolkitThe Work with Purpose recruitment campaign – and the information and materials in this toolkit – is intended to support …, , , 2023
How does turnover in the child welfare workforce impact children and families?Learn about child welfare workforce turnover, its challenges to child protection agencies, and the impact it has on children and …, , , , , 2023
How are child protection agencies navigating and addressing workforce challenges?Learn how several jurisdictions are implementing strategies to recruit and retain a strong child welfare workforce., , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Partnership for Sustainable ChangeResearch indicates that change is not sustainable when we do not meaningfully engage those most impacted by a change (even …, , , , , , , 2021
Why Coaching is Worth Your InvestmentThis infographic describes why it is important for child welfare programs to invest in coaching to support employees and their …, , , , , 2023
What Makes a Good Learning Culture: NCWWI 1-page SummaryResearchers drew on social learning theory (SLT) to study the relationship between learning culture and preparation for work and professional …, , , , , 2023
COVID-19 Impact on Current and Former Foster YouthThis tableau provides state-by-state data of housing, employment, financial, and food-related issues during COVID-19 for former foster youth., 2021
Transforming Foster Care Strategy MapThis is a systems thinking strategy map that goes over the foster care system on an institutional level. It also …, 2019
National Youth Employment CoalitionThe National Youth Employment Coalition represents organizations that serve and study opportunity youth. The coalition keeps the field up to …, , 2023
Think of UsThis organization is dedicated to transforming the child welfare system to center lived experiences. They operate as a research and …, , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Crossnore Communities for ChildrenCrossnore Communities for Children is an organization that exists to help children who have experienced abuse or trauma find safe …
Compassionate InquiryDr. Gabor Maté discusses a psychotherapeutic method he developed called compassionate inquiry. It utilizes science and compassion to understand unconscious …, 2023
TedX: The Science of Adversity and the Case for Systemic EmpathyIn this TedTalk, Dr. Stan Sonu discusses the importance of integrating an understanding of ACEs and trauma into our healthcare …2017
Compassion in Action PodcastIn this podcast series, Fritzi Horstman converses with experts about bringing trauma-informed approaches to the forefront.2023
Strategy Maps VideoThis is a video on how to use strategy maps.2019
Connect Our KidsConnect Our Kids is a non profit that offers a free family finding technology platform that is reconnecting youth in …, 2023
Human Centered Innovation for Intergenerational Impact (itotheN)itotheN is an international development consulting organization that focuses on research, thought leadership, strategic partnerships, and science-informed solutions to emphasize …, 2022
Self-Healing CommunitiesThis article by RWJF describes how addressing problems that a community is facing collectively rather than as stand-alone issues is …, , , , , 2016
Community Engagement SpectrumThis table details how power can be shifted to the people who are actually impacted by poverty when it comes …, 2021
Poor Individual Risk Classification from Adverse Childhood Experiences ScreeningIn this article, Meehan et al. discuss the utility of ACEs screening for population level impacts of ACEs in the …, 2021
Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) through Policy and Advocacy (Toolkit)This toolkit was created by the MARC Foundation to support and encourage cross-sector networks in trauma-informed policy and advocacy efforts. …, , , 2020
Healing of the Canoe Training CenterThis is a great resource for other tribal communities or organizations who are interested in developing a curriculum for youth …2018
Leading Social Transformations: A Case Study Update on Advancing the Common GoodThis webinar follows-up on a case study published May 2021 focusing on methods for large-scale transformation in Canada’s family justice …, , , , , , , , , 2021
PACEs connection – NJ ACEs Collaborative ACEs Screening PositionThe NJ ACEs Collaborative states that ACEs screenings should not be a diagnostic or treatment mechanism but rather a tool …, 2021
Structural Racism Booklet: Research and Policy AnalysesThe National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives has consolidated a 40-page booklet of factsheets documenting evidence of for structural …, , 2022
Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational HealthThis policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics describes how relational health can be employed to build resilience and …, , , , , , 2021
What Works Cities CertificationThe What Works Cities is a certification that city governments can receive for making strides toward improving quality of life …, , , , 2023
Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource CenterThe Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center provides resources to guide health care organizations and schools in becoming trauma-informed. Some topics …, , ,
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina: Connection Matters CongregationPrevent Child Abuse North Carolina is amplifying their Connections Matters Congregation, a faith-based organization for people in the community who …, , 2021
The Future of Healing: Shifting from Trauma-Informed Care to Healing Centered EngagementIn this blog post, Ginwright describes the shortcomings of the term “trauma informed care,” as it is incomplete, requires that …, , , 2018
Press On — A Coalition of Coalitions to Move the Trauma-Informed Movement ForwardPress On is a national coalition of local trauma-informed coalitions, formed to create a unified voice for trauma-informed advocacy across …, , 2022
How One State Achieved Breakthrough Improvements in a Highly Stressed Foster Care SystemThis webinar discusses Restore Hope Arkansas’ work in transforming Arkansas’ foster care system and highlights the process of creating and …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Number Story: Support Families and CommunityThis webpage from NumberStory provides information about how an individual can provide support to families and communities through traumatic situations, …, , , , , , 2021
Trauma-Informed LibrariesThis webpage is a PACEs Connection community of library professionals and library supporters who seek to share ACEs Science with …, , , 2023
Community Prevention InitiativeThe Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) provides substance use disorder prevention (SUD Pv) training and technical assistance and capacity building services …, , , , , , 2023
Public Narrative Planning SheetThis worksheet walks you through storytelling as an advocacy tool with exercises and guiding questions for developing one’s “story of …, 2011
Coalition for Racial Equity and Social JusticeThe Coalition4justice provides a safe space for all individuals to come together and engage in authentic conversations about racial and …, , , 2020
Cape Fear CollectiveThe Cape Fear Collective is an organization driving systemic change in southeastern North Carolina through partnerships with community organizations and …, , 2023
Bikers Against Child AbuseBikers Against Child Abuse is an organization that was created in order to provide a safe environment for children who …2023
The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?NPR’s ‘Shortwave’ discusses epigenetics and their implications for potential trauma inheritance with Bianca Jones Martin and Brian Dias., 2021
Baby courts: A proven approach to stop the multigenerational transmission of ACEs in child welfare; new efforts to establish courts nationwideFlorida’s “baby courts” use trauma-educated judges, multidisciplinary teams, and infant mental health clinicians to provide families support, strengthen relationships, and …, 2020
ACEs MatterACEs Matter is an organization whose mission is to start conversations about ACEs in every community that wants to break …, , 2022
ACEs and Resiliency Strategy MapA presentation detailing an ACEs Strategy Map for how faith-based communities can be positive forces for minimizing and addressing trauma. …, , ,
30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare SystemAn examination of how child welfare policy in this country has failed children, youth, families, and their communities for decades …, , , , , , 2022
#WeHealUs#WeHealUs is a grassroots campaign that amplifies hard work in building resilience and healing as more individuals, organizations, and governments …, 2023
Thriving Families Safer Children Equitable Compensation Taskforce ReportThe Thriving Families Safer Children (TFSC) movement includes 22 sites nationwide as well as lived expert leaders and five national …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Racial Equity ToolsThere are two sections on this site that focus on organizational change. The PLAN/Issues section provides the concepts and frameworks …, , , , , , , , , 2020
Public Narrative, Collective Action, and PowerThis chapter discusses a framework that combines the head (strategy) and heart (narrative) to facilitate shared understanding and promote collective …2011
What is Community Engaged Research (CER)?Community engaged research is a process that incorporates input from people who the research outcomes will impact and involves such …, , , , , , 2023
11 Suggested Actions Towards Anti-RacismActions your organization or unit can take towards addressing structural racism., , , 2022
Creating an Inclusive, Equitable, Anti-Racist WorkplaceThe need to focus on race and equity in child and family serving systems has been magnified by recent events. …, , 2020
Anti-Racist Organizational DevelopmentNJJN’s membership community has committed to engaging in self-analyses to reflect on how our organizations can better undo the systemic …, , , , , , ,
Eight principles and practices of Indigenous child welfare: An excerpt from Pathways in a ForestThe report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based …, , , , , , , , 2019
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Policy MakersNCTSN has collaborated with policy makers since their inception by Congress in 2000. Through this collection of resources, policy makers …, ,
Brookings – State Resilience and Recovery: Strategies to reduce inequality and promote prosperity by creating better placesThis report discusses the importance of addressing economic inequities across the United States by focusing in on specific regions, due …, , , , 2021
Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) – Prop 64 RoadmapIn this roadmap created by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), advocates and academics lay out how marijuana …, , , , 2019
Reimagining Black Families’ Cultural Assets Can Inform Policies and Practices That Enhance Their Well-beingThis brief is part of a larger effort by Child Trends researchers to expand knowledge about Black children and families. …, , , 2022
Evidence2Success Framework Shapes Services for Black Youth in MiamiLib­er­ty City is one of five com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try car­ry­ing out the Foundation’s Evidence2Success® frame­work, a mul­ti-step approach that …, , , 2022
When Children are Not Safe in Out-of-Home CareThis project will be the first to use national data to take a comprehensive look at the incidence of child …2023
Addressing Economic Hardship Key to Preventing Child Welfare System InvolvementThis brief summarizes historical policy context and provides an overview of policy, programmatic, analytic, and engagement strategies for leveraging economic …, , , , , , , , , , , 2021
New Tool to Assess Survey Data for Racial BiasThis tool provides a clear, systematic method for researchers to determine whether survey data they plan to analyze were collected …, , , , , , 2021
The Potential of Motivational InterviewingWith MI now an approved practice for federal funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, Chapin Hall is committed …, , , 2022
Overloaded: Understanding NeglectJoin host Luke Waldo, Director of Program Design and Community Engagement at the Institute for Child and Family Well-being, as …, , , , , , , 2022
The role of economic and concrete supports in child maltreatment preventionSenior Policy Fellow Clare Anderson and Senior Policy Analyst Yasmin Grewal-Kok give a fast-paced and broad overview of evidence about …, , , , 2022
New Study to Apply Race Equity Lens to Federal Child Welfare DataIn a new project funded by the federal government, Chapin Hall and partners at Georgia State University will apply a …, , , 2023
The Unseen Costs of Foster Care: A Social Return on Investment StudyThis report shares some of what we have heard from those on the inside of foster care and child welfare. …, , , , , , , 2019
The Nebraska Foster Care Review Office Annual ReportThis report contains the Foster Care Review Office’s (FCRO) independent data and analysis of the child welfare system with recommendations …, , 2022
Illinois Birth through Three Waiver: Child and Family Intervention, Developmentally Informed Child and Family interventionsThis final evaluation report presents findings from the Illinois Birth through Three (IB3) Title IV-E waiver demonstration. The waiver supported …, , 2018
State Roundtable Reports on Caseworker RetentionThe State Roundtable establishes workgroups to research and address statewide areas of concern for the PA Dependency System. Workgroup membership …, , , , , , 2019
Unacknowledged Protectors: Consequences and Costs of Turnover in the Child Welfare WorkforceThis article discusses some of the reasons for turnover in the child welfare workforce. It also discusses the costs to …, , , 2021
The Data Equity FrameworkThe Data Equity Framework is a systematic process that provides you with a set of tools, checklists, and practices that …, , , , , , 2021
A Key Connection: Economic Stability and Family Well-beingChapin Hall experts have brought together evidence about the connections between economic and concrete supports and involvement with child welfare. …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
FOCUS on Workforce WellnessA newsletter with multiple articles focused on worker wellness. One article provides practical actions coworkers can engage in with one …, , 2022
2022 Signature Report, Investing in Equity: Sustaining hope for children and familiesCasey Family Programs recognizes that the safety and well-being of children must be seen in the context of their families, …, , , , , , , , , , 2022
System Transformation Through Community Leadership WebinarDuring the webinar, panelists explore how systems can learn from and center youth, families, and community members whose lives are …, , , , , 2022
US Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation Publication of “Building Co-Regulaiton Capacity to Support Positive Development for Youth with Foster Care ExperienceThis report builds from a body of work that describes how self-regulation can be applied as a framework for promoting …, , 2021
Aligning Organizations for Family Resilience and HealingThis chapter discusses the how organization-level of the social-ecological model must change to better align with preventative approaches to build …, , , , 2021
Department of Children and Families – Office of ResilienceThe Office of Resilience facilitates initiatives related to preventing ACEs across the state of New Jersey. This site describes how …2020
NJ ACEs Collaborative – Social Equity in New Jersey Demands Appropriate use of the ACE StudyIn this report, the NJ ACEs Collaborative calls for 5 areas regarding trauma-informed care and ACEs that need further investigation. …2021
SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed ApproachSAMHSA wrote this document to inform broad audiences about trauma, the need to address it, and the necessity for trauma-informed …, 2014
Resilient WisconsinThis webpage provided by the Wisconsin state government provides information about building resiliencies within ourselves, relationships, and communities, including how …, , 2023
Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma: Pervasive Public Health Issue that Needs Greater Federal AttentionThis Committee meeting heard directly from trauma survivors, public health experts, and government officials about the long-term consequences of childhood …, , 2019
Prevention Planning Into ActionUse this collection of resources to support your agency’s prevention planning efforts.2023
Programs and Services in Approved State Prevention Program PlansFind out where evidence-based programs and services are being implemented to prevent children from entering foster care., 2023
Resources to Support Title IV-E Prevention Program PlanningFind resources to put plans into action and navigate both the technical and adaptive challenges of prevention planning and implementation …, , 2023
Strategic Planning in Child WelfareThe resources in this series can help identify opportunities to align federal and internal agency processes, including the Child and …, , 2022
Strengthening Families Through Prevention and Collaboration: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020Explore collaborative approaches to advance prevention presented by people with lived and professional child welfare expertise., , , , , , 2020
Episode 50: Family First – Title IV-E Prevention Plan Implementation Updates, Part 1The Children’s Bureau (CB) hosted a webinar to share the lessons and experiences of two jurisdictions whose Title IV-E Prevention …, 2020
Peer GroupsThe Center for States offers opportunities for child welfare professionals to connect virtually with peers working in similar practice areas …, , 2023
Working With Black FamiliesThis page highlights issues relevant to working with Black families. This includes understanding the impact of racism, historical trauma, and …, , , , , , , 2021
Closing Remarks From Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner, Children’s BureauLearn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau …, 2021
Advancing Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2021Explore strategies to advance racial equity in child welfare presented by families and youth with lived expertise and other national …, , , , , , , , , , 2021
HHS Could Play a Greater Role in Helping Child Welfare Agencies Recruit and Retain StaffThis report identifies (1) the challenges child welfare agencies face in recruiting and retaining child welfare workers and supervisors, (2) …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2003
Caseload and Workload ManagementLarge caseloads and excessive workloads in many jurisdictions can make it difficult for child welfare caseworkers to serve families effectively, …, , , 2022
Supporting a Culture of Wellness for Emerging LeadersNCWWI, the Child Welfare League of America, and CWLA’s Emerging Leaders Committee partnered to provide this webinar focused on wellness …, , , 2022
Building Resilience for Child Welfare ProfessionalsReview this webinar to hear about ways to build resilience for child welfare professionals. Learn more about tools and resources …, , ,
Learning and Living Leadership Tool Kit WebinarLeadership can happen from “every seat,” and you’ll need to be at your very best to lead into the future. …, , 2022
Workforce Well-being—Centering Yourself to Better Support OthersDr. Amelia Franck Meyer presents practical tips and tools for us to integrate well-being into our lives, our work, and …, , , 2023
Why Addressing STS in the Workforce is ImportantDiscusses the importance of organizations making space for staff discussion, well-being, and working at the organizational level to address Secondary …, , , 2023
Supporting Quality Contacts Through Supervisor-Worker CoachingExplore coaching steps and tips supervisors can use to help workers strengthen skills and meet goals. Offers one-on-one coaching techniques …,
Coaching in Child WelfareUnderstand the role of coaching in supporting workers, including coaching functions, effectiveness, models, and strategies.,
State-Tribal Partnerships: Coaching to ICWA ComplianceProvides resources for state and tribal cofacilitators to conduct a three-day in-person training designed to build collective understanding of tribal …, ,
Leadership Academy Coaching MaterialsNCWWI has found that coaching leads to higher competency gains and supports the application of leadership skills in the workplace. …, , , 2022
Coaching For Success DemonstrationExplore the use of coaching within the context of child welfare supervision and casework practice to improve staff confidence and …, , , 2018
Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Coaching RemotelyCoaching in the child welfare workforce often happens face-to-face or in context of daily work activities. With our shift to …, , , 2020
Measuring Child Welfare Workers Physiological Stress: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis study explores physiological stress among child welfare professionals before and after the removal of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in June …, , , , , , , , , 2023
NCWWI Leadership Academy: Cross-site final evaluation report, pre-training to 6-month follow-upEvaluators from NCWWI conducted a longitudinal assessment of Leadership Academy participant experience (satisfaction, relevance, knowledge gains and application, change project, …, , , , , , , , , , 2023
The Center for Regional and Tribal Welfare Studies: Systems Change Through a Relational Anishinaabe Worldview: NCWWI 1-page SummaryAs the third paper in a series of three, this article presents a study on the Anishinaabe worldview perspectives of …, , , , , , 2023
9 Proven Strategies to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Your WorkplaceThis article lists 9 ways to improve DEIB within your workplace., , , , , , , , , , 2022
Leadership FoundationsThis leadership module first explores different leadership styles, including strengths-based, adaptive, transformational, and daring leadership. These leadership styles have in …, , , , ,
Introduction to Leadership and Workforce DevelopmentThis course is a series of three modules that together provide research-based foundational knowledge, language, frameworks, and approaches to strengthen …, ,
Education and Professional Preparation(5 minutes) People who come to the job with the right educational preparation and skills are more likely to succeed, …,
Dealing With the Effects of Secondary Trauma(4 minutes) Secondary trauma is a predictable and frequent occurrence in child welfare. This short module, just under four minutes …,
Cultural Humility Strategies(60 minutes) Supervisors have a key role to play in promoting cultural responsiveness and leveraging diversity. This one hour module …, , ,
Coaching: Working with ResistanceThis microlearning will explain the Leadership Academy’s approach to coaching and working with resistance within your work environment., , , 2021
Coaching: What’s In It For Me?This 3-minute microlearning will explain the Leadership Academy’s approach to coaching and its role in your leadership development and the …, , , 2021
The Impact of Turnover on Families Involved in Child WelfareThis brief consists of thirty resources divided into three sections (Impact, Community Voice, and Systems Transformation) that examine the impact …, , , , , , , 2023
COVID-19 Lessons Learned for Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis resource explores child welfare caseworkers’ perspectives on how organizational changes during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic affected …, , , , , , , 2023
Assessing Trauma in American Indian/Alaska Native Parents as an ICWA Active Effort: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis summary examines the correlation between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) parents who are involved in ICWA cases, their exposure to …, , , , , , 2023
NCWWI Leadership AcademyThe NCWWI Leadership Academy provides supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2020
Self-Care: Improve our Relationships, Daily Interactions, and Reactions to TraumaThis infographic describes how mindfulness can improve well-being and provides examples on how to use mindfulness for self-care., , , 2021
Dear Leaders ToolThis resource includes starting points for child welfare leaders who seek to bring family voice and power into the system., , , , , , , , 2022
Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United StatesThis report offers recommendations for strengthening child-sensitive reception, care, and services for unaccompanied children in the United States. Drawing on …, , , , , 2021
Championing the Role of Child Welfare ProfessionalsA brief summary of how some states are working with communities to create an organizational climate that champions social work …, , , , 2020
Caring for LGBTQ Children & YouthThis resource provides information about the care and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children and youth. The …, , 2021
Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Child Welfare AgenciesExplores how leadership in child welfare agencies can support children who are victims of human trafficking, as well as children …, 2017
TeamFirst A Field Guide for Safe, Reliable, and Effective Child Welfare TeamsA reference book for safe, reliable and more effective teamwork. Readers will find descriptions of specific team-based strategies and tactics …, , , , , , 2019
The Indian Child Welfare Act – What We Need to Know on “Active Efforts”A video sharing the history of ICWA as well as the present state of ICWA. Practice considerations and practice examples …, , , , , , , 2022
Safe & Connected™ Practice ModelA model of practice that includes a research-informed framework, engaged assessments based on strengths, needs and risks, analytical decision making …, , , , , , , 2022
Restoring Resiliency Response (RRR)© ModelA model designed to help alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with the secondary traumatic stress issues child protection workers …, 2006
Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice SystemsThis paper explores why systems need a new emphasis on Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches that incorporate racial equity and …, , , , , , 2022
Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice ModelThis paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that …, , , , , , , , , , , 2020
Kids Count Data CenterA project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, …, , , , 2022
Annie E. Casey Family First Communication ToolkitA downloadable toolkit to help child welfare leaders, providers, advocates, and others talk about how the Family First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices …, , , , , , , 2019
Family First Toolkit Part 3: Evaluating & Improving QualityThe tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: evaluating and improving quality. These tools …, , , , , , , , 2022
Family First Toolkit Part 2: Implementation & Change ManagementThe tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: implementation and change management. These Chapin …, , , , , , , , 2022
Family First Toolkit Part 1: Planning & ReadinessThe tools in this kit align with the first phase of Family First Implementation: planning and readiness. These tools from …, , , , , , , , 2022
System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communitiesChapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the …, , , , , , , , , ,
Elevating Culturally Specific Evidence-Based PracticesThis brief provides an overview of ten culturally specific programs and two culturally responsive interventions, the evidence for each, and …, , , , , , , , 2021
A Tool for Transformative Family Engagement: A Commentary on the Family Engagement PlaybookAn overview of the Family Engagement Playbook, a set of research-based, actionable resources to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support …, , , 2019
Family Engagement PlaybookA collection of research-based actionable resources to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support for meaningful family engagement., , , , , , , , 2019
Methods and Emerging Strategies to Engage People with Lived Experience: Improving Federal Research, Policy, and PracticeThis brief identifies lessons learned and key considerations from a range of methods for engaging individuals with lived experience to …, , , , , 2021
Evaluating Family Engagement in Child WelfareThis brief provides an overview of key issues when evaluating a family engagement program or practice, including how family engagement …, , 2021
Kansas Racial Equity CollaborativeThe Racial Equity Collaborative is a Kansas statewide effort to understand the history of racial inequities in child welfare and …, , , , , 2022
Undoing Racism Through Social Work: NASW Report to the Profession on Racial Justice Priorities and ActionAs part of NASW’s collaborative five year social change initiative to strengthen their efforts to end racism in the social …, , , , , , 2021
Most Popular Self-Care Resources of 2022A list of self-care resources to support individuals in creating a self-care plan., 2022
Promoting Antiracist Child Welfare Practice: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 1-pager summarizes a study where authors interviewed 16 regional- and state-level public child welfare agency administrators representing 13 states …, , , , , , , , , 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
Umbrella Summary: CoachingAn Umbrella summary of coaching and its value by the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development., , , 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 …, , , ,
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 Program: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 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 Connecticut Safe and Sound Culture, including definitions of the Five Rs of Safe …, , , , , , , 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 infographic 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …