Alternative Work Arrangements

Managing Stress while Working from Home during the Pandemic: Strategies for Self-Care
Self-care can help you stay present and regain a sense of control. Read the post and watch the webinar excerpt.
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Nebraska Progress Update – Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress
Nebraska is building resiliency to address worker turnover. This post provides an update on their implementation of CFS Strong, a three-part model to address secondary trauma among child welfare workers and supervisors.
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Supervising Child Welfare Professionals Virtually during a Pandemic
Strategies to help supervisors support their staff, encourage team cohesion, and ensure the work will continue throughout the COVID 19 crisis.
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Washington Progress Update – Telework in Action
The Washington site is working with the QIC-WD to design, implement, and study telework as a strategy to support and retain the child welfare workforce. This post provides an update on their progress and summarizes early lessons learned.
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Supporting the Child Welfare Workforce when People Have to Work from Home
As child welfare agencies consider how best to incorporate technology solutions into everyday workforce activities, this blog post links to evidence-informed tips and lists free and no-cost technology options for remote child welfare workers.
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Mobile Solution Roll Out Update (November 2019)
Virginia’s mobile solution, COMPASS, allows case carrying child welfare workers and supervisors (known as family service specialists) to capture and manage case notes from the field.
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Virginia Rolls Out a Mobile Solution
A local news story from WSLS highlights how the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is implementing a mobile solution to reduce the burden of paperwork on child welfare workers.
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Using Technology to Reduce the Burden of Paperwork: Preliminary Lessons Learned from the QIC-WD Virginia Site
The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) partnered with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) in 2017 to conduct research examining the efficacy of technology interventions aimed at reducing child welfare staff turnove
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Introducing Virginia’s Mobile Solution
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the 18 local departments of social services (LDSS) identified the lack of technological supports to help child welfare workers complete the administrative tasks of their job as a cause of turnover.
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Virginia: Mobile Technology
A variety of mobile solutions are being used in the child welfare field to decrease the time workers spend on administrative tasks.
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