Stress and Secondary Trauma

Ohio Progress Update - Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress and Providing Supportive Supervision
Coach Ohio is a multi-level supportive supervision intervention. This post summarizes the intervention and lessons from the first year of implementation.
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The Critical Role of Child Welfare Workers
This short blog post and video highlight the critical role that child welfare workers play on the frontlines; managing threats to their own safety while working to keep children safe.
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How can our mission be fully accomplished by staff that are experiencing secondary trauma and burnout?
A supervisor from Summit County shares her experience with Resilience Alliance and supportive supervision, Ohio's workforce intervention that is being tested by the QIC-WD.
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My Experience with CFS Strong
This blog post is written by a supervisor in Nebraska who is part of the implementation team and participated in CFS Strong.
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Building Resilience and Optimism – The Experience of a Nebraska Child and Family Services Specialist
In this video, Gage Latscha, a Nebraska Child and Family Services Specialist discusses the importance of optimism in his job.
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What we know about Pandemics and the Stress they Cause
Pandemics impact how we work, socialize, and manage our health. Read more in this post and watch an excerpt from our webinar.
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Coping in the Time of COVID: Interpreting the research to help the child welfare workforce build an understanding of pandemics, learn how to cope with stress and develop strategies to manage your personal life
This post highlights excerpts, by topic, from our experts who presented Coping in the Time of COVID, a recent national webinar.
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My Experience with Resilience Alliance in Ohio
This blog post is written by a caseworker in Ohio who is participating in the state's workforce strengthening initiative. She describes the impact of turnover and her experience with Resilience Alliance and supportive supervision.
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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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Strategies to Improve Child Welfare Worker Retention
Many organizations & teams are looking for answers to the challenge of worker turnover in child welfare. This blog post highlights research and strategies described in several publications and discusses the connection to the work being done by the QIC-WD.
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