The studies and reports in this section describe national and State efforts to address the child welfare workforce crisis from a number of perspectives, with the goal of building a stable and effective child welfare workforce.
Commitment to Child Welfare Work: What Predicts Leaving and Staying?
Coulborn Faller, Grabarek, & Ortega (2010)
Child and Youth Services Review, 32(6)
Analyzes the factors that influence the level of commitment that child welfare workers have to their jobs in both public and private agencies.
NCWWI Workforce Development Framework (PDF - 860 KB)
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Assists child welfare agencies in attracting, developing, and retaining a skills workforce by providing a framework highlighting key steps in workforce development.
Reducing Turnover is not Enough: The Need for Proficient Organizational Cultures to Support Positive Youth Outcomes in Child Welfare
Williams & Glisson (2013)
Children and Youth Services Review, 35(11)
Examines the effect of the child welfare work force crisis on youth outcomes. This study inspects how organizational culture affects caseworker turnover and its influence on service provision.
Responding to the Child Welfare Workforce Crisis Here and Now: A Constructivist Approach to Understanding Supervision (PDF - 49 KB)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Examines the connection between workforce turnover and supervision using constructivist inquiry. This article seeks to address how staff supervision can affect staff retention and turnover, a key component in the current child welfare workforce crisis.