CB is launching a Child Welfare Workforce Communities of Practice website as part of the Child Welfare Information Gateway.
CB will continue to bring attention to the need for supporting efforts to strengthen the child welfare workforce by including workshops/sessions on workforce related issues during CB sponsored meetings and/or conferences when appropriate.
CB will continue to provide information to the hurricane-affected States on how to rebuild the workforce.
The CFSR T&TA Training Task group will include workforce training opportunities in its calendar of training activities.
One of CB's Recruitment and Retention Grantees is collaborating with the National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement in planning a training symposium in 2006.
CB will encourage the T&TA network and other partners to gather and synthesize action-oriented models and strategies for optimizing and stabilizing the workforce. These may include:
Recruitment and selection models and strategies
Training and organizational initiation-induction models and strategies
New practice models, strategies, and priorities
Career development and promotion models and strategies
Professional development models and strategies
Retention models and strategies
Organizational development models and strategies
Models to address lingering issues and needs
CB will encourage the T&TA network and partners to synthesize current information on State, federal, and local workforce policy. Examples may include:
State workforce recruitment initiatives
State workforce development initiatives, including partnerships with social work education
State turnover-related initiatives (e.g., Delaware's program for hiring extra workers and deploying them when turnover occurs, thus preventing the multiple problems associated with unfilled vacancies)