Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Site Profile

This two-page summary provides an overview of the site’s workforce and its challenges retaining child welfare workers. Learn more about the intervention selected to strengthen the workforce and the evaluation that will be conducted 2019 – 2021 to increase our collective understanding of how to improve child welfare workforce outcomes.


Project Video

The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families is implementing telework to strengthen their child welfare workforce. This video highlights their early experience with implementation from the perspective of workers, supervisors, and administrators.


Site Resources

Washington State is Using Telework to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce

DCYF Telework Handbook

DCYF Telework Employee Self-Assessment



WIE Team

Workforce Lead
Lisa Merkel-Holguin
Implementation Lead
John Fluke
Evaluation Lead