NCWWI develops and hosts workforce development resources for child welfare practitioners, supervisors, managers, leaders, students, faculty, researchers, policymakers and other professionals. The Virtual Workforce Supports listed below have been collated into a NCWWI special collection for ease of use.
Supporting the Virtual Workforce Webinar Series
This six-part series of 75-minute webinars provides a platform for child welfare colleagues to exchange ideas, innovations, and resources for supporting a workforce that has now become virtual. Individual Sessions: (1) Virtual Supervision; (2) Workforce Well-being; (3) Physical, Emotional, and Psychological Safety; (4) Converting Classroom Training from In-person to Online; (5) Remote Coaching; and (6) Using Social Media and Technology to Engage Children, Youth, and Families .
This tool provides a checklist and guidance for facilitating video conferences and webinars.
This manual provides guidance on how video conferencing between a child in foster care and his/her caseworker can meet the Federal statutory provisions for monthly visits during a pandemic.
This letter from the Children’s Bureau asks state government leadership to have child welfare workers and services providers classified as Level 1 emergency responders.
This document describes ideas from the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC) for how to conduct safety assessment and planning while maintaining physical distancing as required during the COVID-19 crisis.
This document provides guidance for supervising during physical distancing, including how to prepare for supervision, what to do during the meeting, and afterwards.
This research summary explores the common elements of telework programs that agencies should be aware of, the best practices for telework in child welfare, and examples of state telework agreements and other relevant employee policies.
This self-assessment from Washington State can be used by workers and supervisors to assess an individual’s readiness for telework.
This handbook provides policies and procedures used by Washington State to operationalize their telework program.
This tip sheet provide examples of strategies for productively working from home.
This video describes how Washington State is using telework to strengthen their workforce through a project with the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development.
This research summary explores the current technology that is available and robust enough to host engaging and dynamic virtual meetings and the practices that child welfare agencies should consider when hosting virtual meetings and events.
During the pandemic crisis, supervisors must consistently engage their staff and assess caseworker needs and the needs of families served by the child welfare system. These strategies help support staff, encourage team cohesion, and ensure important work continues.