Alternative Work Arrangements

Can Technology Reduce the Stress of the Child Welfare Practitioner?
This post summarizes some of the research about the relationship between child welfare work and how technology can impact the stress of the job.
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Supervision in a Virtual Workplace
How are supervisors managing a virtual workforce? This QIC-Take summarizes current strategies and suggestions to best support supervisors.
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Technology, Case Practice, and Turnover: Early Findings from Virginia
This blog post describes the study methods used and highlights early findings related to caseworkers' use of an app to support their work.
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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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