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.
- Describing the workforce
- Addressing the workforce crisis
- Organizational change
- Recruitment and hiring
- Workforce tools
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.