Training resources are designed to promote evidence-based practice and to help child welfare managers and supervisors understand their roles in system reform. The following resources include State and local examples.
Implementation Science: Effectively Implementing Sustainable Programs
FRIENDS National Center on Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2015)
Introduces key elements in program implementation, sustainability, leadership, and organizational culture. This two-module online course also provides strategies for supervisors to consider during the implementation phase, in addition to stages individuals may experience during changes in the work environment. This self-paced course, available through the Learning Center, is free, but requires users to create a login.
AL-MS Child Protective Service Casework Supervision
Shackelford & Payne
Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 6, 2003
Presents the design and first-year activities of a collaborative project in Alabama and Mississippi to promote evidence-based practice and help supervisors understand their roles in effecting organizational change.
Child Welfare Training Project: Final Report
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work (2004)
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Describes a professional training program developed in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to prepare students for public child welfare work and to support the child welfare agency in the process of transforming the delivery of child welfare services to a community-based and integrated model.
Differential Response and Alternative Response in Diverse Communities: An Empirically Based Curriculum (PDF - 784 KB)
Berrick, Bryant, Conley, de Elizalde, Garcia, Geer, et al. (2009)
Highlights the use of differential response in child welfare services and shares outcomes from its implementation in Contra Costa County, CA, and Alameda County, CA.
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program
Offers a training program to support safety, permanence, and well-being for all children through organizational development efforts designed to promote practice improvement.