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Coaching in Child Welfare

This training presentation is aimed at child welfare administrators, managers and supervisors for understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for its use to support their workforce.

Design Team Manual

Design Teams help agencies improve their workplace and cope with change through interventions designed and implemented by a team representing all agency levels. Thismanual provides information about how to implement Design Teams, the rationale of and research about Design Teams, examples of various...

Learning, Negotiating, and Surviving in Child Welfare: Social capitalization among recently hired workers

Using telephone interviews with a statewide sample of recently hired, frontline workers, this study applied a social capital framework to consider support functionality or capitalization. Findings highlight that, although nearly all workers recognized the importance of instrumental and expressive...

Family Preservation or Child Safety? Associations between child welfare workers' experience, position, and perspectives

Assessing a number of worker characteristics, an analysis of the Dalgleish Scale (an instrument designed to measure the perspectives of workers across the continuum of child safety versus family preservation beliefs) revealed that staff who have worked in child welfare longer are more likely to be...

Family Preservation or Child Safety? How experience and position shape child welfare workers’ perspectives

This is a presentation delivered at the 2015 International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement that highlights the dynamics of child protection systems and the intersection and challenges of family preservation and child safety in child protection situations.

State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2017: Stories of Workforce Efforts to Address Violence Against Children

In this third annual report, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence.

Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare - An Assessment of Current Efforts, Challenges and Opportunities

This document explores the state of the use of predictive analytics in child welfare by conducting an environmental scan of child welfare agencies, academia, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit vendors.

2017 State Roundtable Report - Caseworker Retention Group

A work group of 28 professionals representing several agencies and government groups met to discuss caseworker retention factors in Pennsylvania.

A Quantitative Evaluation of the Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Prevention Services (MAPS) Program to Protect Children and Strengthen Families

This article presents the results from an evaluation of a state-funded, prevention-based, pilot program called the Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Prevention Services that was designed to reduce the potential for child abuse and neglect.

Family Group Decision-Making: Parent Advocates in New York City

This podcast showcases how parent advocates, who have past experience with the child welfare system, are using their knowledge to help support families within Family Group Decision-Making (FGDM). Listeners will learn how New York City's Enhanced Family Conferencing Initiative (EFCI) expands the...

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