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Alliance Resources

The Alliance has developed, collated or collaborated on a number of resources to raise the profile of the social service workforce through greater understanding and appreciation of the composition and role of the workforce. The Alliance has also compiled data to show trends and the importance of an adequate workforce to address needs of vulnerable groups. Alliance members and others are encouraged to use these tools to advocate for greater planning, development and support of the workforce.

Background information

Reports

Symposia

The Alliance has held three annual symposia to bring attention to data and trends affecting the social service workforce. Alliance Symposia bring together diverse stakeholders to exchange knowledge and discuss ways to strengthen this workforce. View the full recordings, event summaries and presentations.

Additional Resources

Advocacy Toolkit

The Alliance has recently developed a toolkit to aid members in advocating for workforce strengthening efforts at the national and regional levels. Developed in collaboration with WithoutViolence, the toolkit provides advocates with a common set of tools and messages with which to bring about greater political and programmatic priority for strengthening the social service workforce. It is research-based, solutions-focused and includes lessons from behavioral science and original research on the most effective ways to communicate to policy and decision-makers. It includes infographics, case studies, fact sheets and worksheets for advocacy. Components of the kit can be used individually or together. The idea and components a result of recommendations from Alliance Ambassadors. Download the full toolkit from our website.