Turnover

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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Learning from Workforce Studies that Cut Across Social Services
Sometimes studies from outside the child welfare field provide valuable information for child welfare - check out this example.
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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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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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CFS Strong – Building a Resilient Workforce
“It’s extremely important that we have a continuum of care, much like we do for the families that we serve,” said one Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Children and Family Services (CFS) Area Administrator.
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Realistic Job Previews
What is a realistic job preview and how can it be most effective? This Umbrella Summary describes the available evidence about realistic job previews.
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Texas Decreased Caseworker Turnover. The QIC-WD is Implementing and Testing Some of Their Strategies and Building Evidence
The QIC-WD is dedicated to building evidence. Foundational work in the early years of the Center included combing the literature from multiple fields (e.g., business, education, industrial-organizational psychology) to inform strategies to strengthen the
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Seeking Public Child Welfare Agencies to Participate in the Child Welfare Workforce Analytics Institute
Staff recruitment, selection, and retention are constant challenges for child welfare agencies. In 2017, the QIC-WD selected eight sites from among many applicants to partner with us for a multi-year, rigorous evaluation to dive deep into their human reso
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Recent Research to Build Knowledge of the Child Welfare Workforce
Child welfare worker turnover is costly and can negatively affect the relationship between families and the child welfare agency.
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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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