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NCWWI develops and hosts workforce development resources for child welfare practitioners, supervisors, managers, leaders, students, faculty, researchers, policymakers and other professionals. Our resources have been organized into 15 different topical categories and subcategories, which can be accessed by clicking on the links below. If you prefer to search our resources by keyword or type, or to search within a particular topical category, simply use the search function below.
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pdf Social Work Degrees Are Leading the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary (27 downloads) New

This 1-pager provides a summary of the research on how individuals with social work degrees perfo…

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pdf Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Understanding Moral Distress (103 downloads) Popular

This document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series e…

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pdf Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Leveraging Key Partnerships (575 downloads) Popular

This document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series e…

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pdf Intersectionality in Child Welfare Infographic (1986 downloads) Popular

This infographic describes intersectionality in child welfare, why racial equity is not enough, a…

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pdf Racism as Trauma: NCWWI 1-page Summary (1495 downloads) Popular

This document examines results from a study exploring the experiences of 13 Indigenous child prot…

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pdf Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Operational workforce supports (1894 downloads) Popular

This document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series e…

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pdf Supporting Transition to Work as a Child Welfare Retention Strategy (2440 downloads) Popular

This infographic describes how to support graduates' transition to work as a child welfare retent…

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default Introducing the Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (COHA) (1 download)

This one minute video introduces the COHA to Workforce Excellence Sites. It also serves as an exa…

default Introducing the Tribal Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment (TCOHA) (1 download)

This short video introduces the TCOHA to Tribal Workforce Excellence Sites. It also serves as an …

pdf Preparing the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary (3120 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a ten-year retrospective study of a child welfare stipend program involv…

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pdf Advancing Inclusivity by Caucusing: NCWWI 1-page Summary (959 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes experiences successfully implementing racial identity-based caucusing in…

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pdf Resource List: Free, Online Training for Child Welfare Staff (1543 downloads) Popular

This resource list identifies organizations that offer training activities with defined learning …

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pdf One Journey: National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Racial Equity Team (844 downloads) Popular

This document describes how and why NCWWI created a Racial Equity Team. It includes consideration…

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pdf Moral Distress: NCWWI 1-page Summary (5964 downloads) Popular

This summary describes the findings of a study that examined moral distress experiences among 1,8…

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default Showing Up Makes All The Difference (1 download)

During the 2020 Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event, National Child Welfare Advocate, Courtney…

default Thank You for Showing Up (1 download)

During the 2020 Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event, National Child Welfare Advocate, Victor S…

pdf University Partnership Transition to Work Strategies (984 downloads) Popular

This document lists strategies to support transition to work and the long-term retention of train…

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pdf Preventing Early Departures Among the Child Welfare Workforce: NCWWI 1-page Summary (7012 downloads) Popular

Early caseworker departures can have far-reaching consequences for agencies, leaving families fee…

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pdf Effective Training for Trauma Informed Care: NCWWI 1-page Summary (3261 downloads) Popular

This study explores how the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, in partnership with Va…

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pdf Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Education and Professional Development (285 downloads) Popular

This document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the November 17, 202…

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