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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 …, ,
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
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
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
Community Prevention InitiativeThe Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) provides substance use disorder prevention (SUD Pv) training and technical assistance and capacity building services …, , , , , , 2023
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
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
The Data Equity FrameworkThe Data Equity Framework is a systematic process that provides you with a set of tools, checklists, and practices that …, , , , , , 2021
Peer GroupsThe Center for States offers opportunities for child welfare professionals to connect virtually with peers working in similar practice areas …, , 2023
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
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
NCWWI Leadership AcademyThe NCWWI Leadership Academy provides supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2020
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
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 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
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
Diversity TrainingAn overview of diversity training, its value, and how it works., , , 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
Emotional Intelligence TrainingAn overview of emotional intelligence training and its connection to workplace outcomes., , , , 2021
Pre-Training InterventionsAn overview of pre-training interventions and their value., 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
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
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
Trainee ReactionsAn overview of trainee reactions to training and its’ uses., 2022
Learning StylesAn overview of learning styles and their importance., 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
How Peer Support Can Reduce Burnout and Improve Worker Well-beingThis infographic describes how peer support can reduce burnout and improve worker well-being, including how organizations can champion peer support …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Learning & Living Leadership Tool KitThis tool kit is your opportunity to develop and practice your leadership skills so that you can positively impact children, …, , , , 2022
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
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
Virtual Training IcebreakersThis document lists 10 icebreakers that can be used during virutal training., 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
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
CapLEARNHosted by the Capacity Building Center for States, CapLEARN provides access to training, knowledge, and skills to build child welfare …2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Competencies for TrainersThis document provides a generic list of competencies and skills for trainers. Core Competencies include: Competency-Based Inservice Training; Adult Learning; …2002
Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare AgenciesThis document provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies or Tribal leadership teams to build a shared understanding of …2008
National Staff Development and Training AssociationThis website provides resources on organizational development, staff development, and training and a network of membership sharing ideas to build …2019
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Learning CenterThis webpage contains Children’s Bureau’s knowledge-building resources, including interactive training on the importance of family visits and best practice strategies …2019
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
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
Boundaries and Professional ConductThis training video identifies the role boundaries play in the work of child welfare; identifies appropriate boundaries; and provides scenarios …2012
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
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
ICWA: Working with Native American Families and Tribes – Trainer GuideThis trainer guide reviews the ICWA law and requirements (Spirit of the Law) and the historic context. Keywords: Native American, …2018