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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 Caseload/Workload Studies: NCWWI 1-page Summary (421 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes the three research briefs which provides information summarizing recent stu…

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pdf Parent Leadership and Family Engagement in CPS and Foster Care (Virginia) (73 downloads)

This edition of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter emphasizes the importance of using a fam…

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pdf Engaging Children, Youth and Families (88 downloads)

This issue of Improving Outcomes by Improving Practice deals with a foundational element of child…

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pdf Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision (112 downloads) Popular

This brief describes the importance of a shared vision, the critical role of leadership, essentia…

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pdf Advice to a New Child Services Leader (184 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals (90 downloads)

This document outlines options for assessment, prevention, and interventions relevant to secondar…

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pdf Secondary Traumatic Stress: NCWWI 1-page Summary (100 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes the article, “Child Welfare Work & Secondary Traumatic Stress,” whi…

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pdf ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences (1-page Summary) (163 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases the development, implementation, and outc…

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pdf Listening to the Voices of Children in Foster Care: Youths Speak Out About Child Welfare Workforce Turnover and Selection (95 downloads)

Recruitment and retention of an experienced workforce is a problem for most child welfare systems…

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pdf Basics of Coaching: A Brief Review of Recent Literature (195 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision (153 downloads) Popular

This brief describes the importance of a shared vision, the critical role of leadership, essentia…

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pdf Kansas Workforce Initiative Evidence Review: Secondary Traumatic Stress (150 downloads) Popular

This document reviews evidence and summarizes research on secondary traumatic stress (STS) in chi…

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pdf Solutions Storytelling: Messaging to Mobilize Support for Children's Issues (114 downloads) Popular

This report provides an overview of a research project to test the necessity and effectiveness of…

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pdf Supporting School Success: What Child Welfare and Education Leaders Can Do (112 downloads) Popular

This chart focuses on how policies and practices implemented in response to Fostering Connections…

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pdf Striving for Excellence in Supervision (North Carolina) (121 downloads) Popular

This issue of Practice Notes highlights supervisory practices that can…

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pdf High Caseloads: How Do They Impact Delivery Of Health And Human Services? (102 downloads) Popular

This brief highlights recent studies that indicate high caseloads negatively impact both worker r…

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pdf Engaging Parents: Innovative Approaches in Child Welfare (83 downloads)

This document reviews innovative approaches that mitigate the obstacles to engaging parents in ch…

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pdf Kansas Workforce Initiative Evidence Review: Secondary Traumatic Stress (91 downloads) Open
pdf Accountability (153 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Child Welfare Workforce Demographic Trends (150 downloads) Popular

This document offers a general snapshot of frontline child welfare caseworkers in the Unites Stat…

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