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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 10 Secrets to Amazing Curriculum (91 downloads)

The document provides ten tips for preparing and delivering effective trainings. 

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pdf 4 Ways Implementation Support Centers Assist in the Delivery of Evidence-Based Programs (67 downloads)

This fact sheet highlights four ways implementation support centers can support more effective im…

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pdf 7 Lessons Learned from the Western Workforce Project (54 downloads)

This document explains seven lessons learned after conducting Comprehensive Organizational Health…

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pdf A Better Way to Do Business: Changing Organizational Culture to Promote Integrated Service Delivery in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Systems (72 downloads)

The brief describes how a human service agency can move from early conversations about working to…

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pdf A Primer on Title IV-E Funding for Child Welfare (53 downloads)

The document explains how states use Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, the largest federal f…

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pdf Accountability (52 downloads)

This issue of A Closer Look, examines the process of “accountability” as a valuable tool for …

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pdf Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action Brief (52 downloads)

This brief highlights the strategic actions and targeted recommendations developed during the sym…

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pdf Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Staff: A Practice Brief (71 downloads)

This paper addresses occupational stress experienced by staff responsible for investigating alleg…

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pdf Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Staff: A Practice Brief (68 downloads)

This paper addresses occupational stress experienced by staff responsible for investigating alleg…

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pdf Advice to a New Child Services Leader (76 downloads)

This paper conveys the lessons learned from Judge James W. Payne, along with suggestions and tips…

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pdf An Experiment That Has Failed: Privatization of Child Welfare in Nebraska (55 downloads)

This 2-page article critiques the statewide child welfare privatization initiative that was launc…

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pdf Assessing Organizational Racism (50 downloads)

This organizational assessment offers a sampling of questions designed to help predominately whit…

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pdf At Intersection of Trauma and Disabilities: A New Toolkit for Providers (57 downloads)

This document introduces a training toolkit that provides an overview for providers on how to wor…

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pdf Basics of Coaching: A Brief Review of Recent Literature (74 downloads)

This literature review describes the definition and benefits of coaching, when coaching is an eff…

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pdf Beyond Child Welfare Education & Training: Pennsylvania’s Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement, Organizational Effectiveness (1-page Summary) (62 downloads)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights the array of workforce development strat…

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pdf Beyond Child Welfare Education & Training: Pennsylvania’s Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement; Organizational Effectiveness (1-page Summary) (158 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights the array of workforce development strat…

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pdf Biases: NCWWI 1-page Summary (166 downloads) Popular

This document describes the biases that can create barriers to organizational change and gives po…

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pdf Bridging Child Welfare and Education Systems (61 downloads)

This infographic summarizes results from a statewide focus group study with Minnesota’s social …

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pdf Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare (1-page Summary) (67 downloads)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights a collection of strategies for building …

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pdf Building and Sustaining Child Welfare Partnerships (64 downloads)

This action brief summarizes systems of care evaluation findings related to collaboration and dra…

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