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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 What Employees Want Most from Their Workspaces (255 downloads) Popular Open (pdf, 461 KB)
pdf Self-Care Music Playlists (1307 downloads) Popular

This one page document provides examples of music playlists to include in a self-care plan.

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pdf “The stress is indescribable”: Self-reported Health Implications from Child Welfare Supervisors (225 downloads) Popular

The unique nature of the frontline supervisor role places them at risk of experiencing compounded…

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pdf Getting Everyone on the Same Page: Child Welfare Workers’ Collaboration Challenges on Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence (211 downloads) Popular

This study explores child welfare workers’ perspectives on collaboration challenges specific to…

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pdf The Evidence Decision-Makers Want (217 downloads) Popular

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to promote the use of evidence in decision…

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default Learning to Speak Up for Equity In the Workplace (29 downloads)

This article addresses common fears surrounding speaking up for equity in the workplace and how t…

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pdf CFPM Recruitment and Selection Best Practices (w/Tip Sheets) (250 downloads) Popular

This guide provides best practices for recruitment and selection of staff who will deliver the Ch…

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pdf CFPM Recruitment and Selection Best Practices (w/Tip Sheets) (261 downloads) Popular

This guide provides best practices for recruitment and selection of staff who will deliver the Ch…

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pdf Impact of Public Perceptions on Child Welfare Workers: NCWWI 1-page Summary (613 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes the article, “Measuring the impact of public perceptions on child welfare…

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pdf What's Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-informed Practice? (195 downloads) Popular

This document provides tips to encourage services providers to share power in the context of trau…

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pdf Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: NCWWI 1-page Summary (675 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes the chapter, “On Leadership” by D. Goleman which describes that while i…

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pdf Child Welfare Staff Engagement & Retention in Washington DC: Alternative Work Schedules, Telecommuting & Other Supports (1-page Summary) (236 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that shares essential elements for employee engagement a…

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default Families First: Readiness Assessment, Planning and Implementation (245 downloads) Popular

The Chapin Hall suite of tools, readiness assessment, and planning framework provide a phased app…

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pdf Coaching for Competence and Confidence (335 downloads) Popular

Coaching is a technique that bridges the gap between research-informed training and every-day pra…

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pdf Supporting Child Welfare Staff: The critical first three months (266 downloads) Popular

This is a brief summary of a digital dialogue between Cambria Rose Walsh and Alan O’Malley-Laur…

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pdf How to Prepare for a Family Assessment: Suggestions for caseworkers and frontline staff  (183 downloads) Popular

This two-page summary discusses how to be self-aware and intentional during the decision-making p…

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pdf Inventory of Innovations: Workforce Development  (247 downloads) Popular

This document provides an overview of workforce development by addressing recruitment, retention,…

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pdf Responding to Opioids: Practice Notes (178 downloads) Popular

This newsletter issue focuses on the opioid crisis in North Carolina and its impact on the Child …

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pdf Rural Child Welfare Practice (229 downloads) Popular

This issue brief is an introduction to understanding rural communities and their needs. It explor…

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pdf Tips for Implementation Teams  (238 downloads) Popular

The purpose of this resource is to highlight some important considerations for systems and organi…

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