This section provides tools for building staff commitment to change; enhancing staff recruitment, training, and retention practices; and training staff to use data to enhance case management.
Change Is All Around Us: Tools to Build Commitment to Change (PDF - 216 KB)
Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine (2003)
Provides an outline for a workshop for child welfare leaders about overcoming barriers to change and engaging staff in new practices.
How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program Using the Elements of Effective Practice: A Step-By-Step Toolkit for Program Managers (PDF - 480 KB)
MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership (2005)
Builds on the "Elements of Effective Practice," which address four major components of a safe and effective mentoring program: program design and planning, program management, program operations, and program evaluation.
SMARRT Manual: Strategies Matrix Approach to Recruitment and Retention Techniques (PDF - 1550 KB)
Enhances capacity for more effective child welfare recruitment, selection, training, and retention practice. This manual includes research-based findings, experiential information, and practical "how-to" information from published literature and Internet sites.
Workforce Planning Portal
Cornerstone for Kids
Provides hands-on tools, resources, and strategies for human services agencies looking for solutions to workforce challenges such as recruitment and retention, training, and systemic reform.
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