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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 Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals (144 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Secondary Traumatic Stress: NCWWI 1-page Summary (146 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) (205 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 (134 downloads) Popular

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 (243 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 (205 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 (201 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 (157 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 (149 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) (163 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? (148 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 (121 downloads) Popular

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 (134 downloads) Popular Open
pdf Accountability (192 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 (187 downloads) Popular

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

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pdf Taking Action: Keys to Using Data & Information (160 downloads) Popular Open
pdf Hand in Hand: How One of the Nation's Largest Child Welfare Agencies Transformed Itself for Better Outcomes for Children (Los Angeles, CA) (147 downloads) Popular

This special report details the comprehensive service delivery system that has revolutionized chi…

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pdf Racial Equity Impact Assessment (171 downloads) Popular

This assessment is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely…

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pdf Child Welfare Social Worker Recruitment and Retention: Influential Factors and Promising Practices - Review of the Research (186 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes numerous studies and literature from across the nation on the various facto…

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pdf Developing Models of Effective Child Welfare Staff Recruitment & Retention Training - Synthesis (167 downloads) Popular

This paper summaries project activities, from eight university programs, to develop, field test, …

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