Demonstration Project Reports
This section includes reports from recent demonstration projects funded by the Children's Bureau with the goal of developing and implementing effective child welfare staff recruitment and retention models.
Designing, Implementing and Evaluating a Research Driven Retention Model in New York State Public Child Welfare Organizations [Workshop]
Child Welfare Workforce Development and Workplace Enhancement Institute: Knowledge Development and Application
Lawson, McCarthy, Brady, Caringi, Thompson, & Arnold (2005)
Details how research aimed at understanding turnover in agencies with persistently high turnover rates was used in a complex intervention intended to improve retention. Provides details about the intervention, including early findings and lessons learned. View multimedia presentation for each speaker.
Developing Models of Effective Child Welfare Staff Recruitment and Retention Training
Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Cluster
Presents site visit reports from programs funded to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate training curricula and models for recruiting and retaining a competent workforce in public child welfare agencies.
Retention Planning to Reduce Workforce Turnover in New York State's Public Child Welfare Systems: Developing Knowledge, Lessons Learned, and Emergent Priorities (PDF - 1450 KB)
Lawson & Claiborne (2005)
Presents some of the developing knowledge on workforce development and stabilization gained from a research and development partnership among the New York State Office of Child and Family Services, the Social Work Education Consortium, New York State County Department of Social Services Commissioners, and New York City's Administration for Children's Services.
The Western Regional Recruitment and Retention Project: Final Report
Butler Institute for Families (2009)
Describes results of a project to develop, field test, revise, implement, evaluate, and disseminate effective and comprehensive training models for recruiting and retaining a competent workforce in public child welfare agencies in four States in the Rocky Mountain Region.