Louisiana

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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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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Perspectives from a Permanency Team
Louisiana’s redesign includes the creation of permanency teams - here are what three permanency team members have to say about their experience with the redesign.
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Louisiana: Redesigning the Child Welfare Worker Job

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services redesigned the child welfare worker job to strengthen their workforce and reduce worker turnover. DCFS worked with the QIC-WD to create a new job, the Child Welfare Team Specialist, and reorganize workers into Permanency and Prevention teams.  This video discusses the challenges DCFS faced related to turnover and how the job redesign is changing the way they work. DCFS staff share their experience with the intervention being tested by the QIC-WD.   

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Louisiana Progress Update - Redesigning the Child Welfare Worker Position
Louisiana DCFS is working with the QIC-WD on a job redesign project - this post summarizes what has been accomplished and learned during the initial roll out.
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Perspectives from a Prevention Team
Louisiana’s redesign includes the creation of prevention teams - here are what three prevention team members have to say about their experience with the redesign.
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Why the Louisiana DCFS decided to apply to be a QIC-WD site

A leader from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) discusses why it is important to have a strong child welfare workforce and partner with the QIC-WD.

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Louisiana Selects a Workforce Intervention: Job Redesign & Teaming
To strengthen its workforce, Louisiana will implement “Job Redesign and Teaming” as its QIC-WD intervention.
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Louisiana: Job Redesign
Job redesign is and the connection between job characteristics and organizational outcomes
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QIC-WD Site Intervention Selection – Fall 2018
The QIC-WD sites have selected their workforce interventions! Learn about the range of interventions that will be implemented and tested to build knowledge about what works to improve worker retention in the field of child welfare.
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