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Building Resilience and Optimism – The Experience of a Nebraska Child and Family Services Specialist

Optimism, or positive thinking, can be learned and is important to building resilience. By developing a practice of reframing and controlling self-defeating statements automatic negative thoughts can be replaced with positive ones. By focusing on the positive, individuals are more apt to remain hopeful, resilient, and focus their energy on things they are able to control.

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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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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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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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Nebraska Strong Building a Resilient Workforce

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services (CFS) partnered with the QIC-WD to strengthen its child welfare workforce. The team created CFS Strong to address secondary traumatic stress (STS). This video features CFS staff discussing how STS impacts their job and how CFS Strong is designed to address it. The QIC-WD is studying this intervention and will report on evaluation results in the future.

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Why the Nebraska DHHS wants a stong workforce

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) wants to build a strong workforce to better support families they serve.

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CFS Strong - Building a Resilient Workforce
This video, created by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, summarizes CFS Strong, the Nebraska initiative to strengthen their workforce as part of the QIC-WD.
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Nebraska: Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services will address STS among child welfare workers and supervisors.
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Nebraska Selects a Workforce Intervention: Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) workforce intervention will address secondary traumatic stress (STS) among frontline staff and supervisors.
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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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