Alternative Work Arrangements

Working from Home and the Office during a Pandemic: The Experience of Louisiana Child Welfare Workers
Louisiana caseworkers, like many others, are adjusting to working at home and interacting with families and colleagues differently during the pandemic; in addition they recently participated in a job redesign. Read about their experiences.
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Telework
What should agencies know in order to better manage employees working remotely? This Umbrella Summary describes the available evidence about telework.
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Accountability in a Virtual Work Environment
Many child welfare supervisors are managing a virtual team - get tips on how to keep staff accountable without micromanaging.
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Virginia Progress Update - The Timely Implementation of a Technology Solution
Virginia created an app to help their child welfare workforce manage administrative and family engagement tasks out of the office. Learn more about their progress.
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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 State is Using Telework to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce
The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families shares their experience with implementation from the perspective of workers, supervisors, and administrators.
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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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