Bookmark the new Child Welfare Workforce Connection
Managed by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)
Exciting changes you will find at http://cwwc.ncwwi.org
- Updated look and feel
- Easier access—Password no longer required
- New topical areas for discussion and resource posting
- Now located on the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute website
Use the new web address to collaborate with your peers to strengthen and support the child welfare workforce.
The child welfare system is only as good as the people who provide services to children and families and those who manage and direct service delivery. Building a stable and effective workforce continues to be a challenge for many child welfare agencies across the country. Worker turnover, hiring "freezes," and the lack of qualified applicants are among the factors frequently cited as barriers to effective service delivery. The resources in this section describe the workforce crisis in child welfare and its impact on services and outcomes, review efforts to address the crisis, including State and local examples, and provide insights into a range of workforce-related topics, including organizational culture, managing the workforce, supervision, recruitment and hiring, and workforce retention. Tools for building a stable and competent workforce also are included.
- About the child welfare workforce
- Organizational culture
- Recruitment and hiring
- Workforce tools
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Works to build the capacity of the nation's child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children and families through activities that support the development of skilled child welfare leaders in public, private, and tribal child welfare systems. The Institute's National Webinar Series offers quarterly, hour-long webinars that showcase child welfare workforce innovations, and the competencies, skills, resources, and action steps needed to support and sustain them.
Child Welfare Workload Compendium
Child Welfare Information Gateway
An online searchable database of State and local child welfare workload initiatives offering information and tools for improving workload management, including studies, standards, legislation and policies, and other related resources.
Child Welfare Information Gateway encourages organizations to submit resources from their workforce or training efforts for inclusion in our library. Send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.