Washington

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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Supervising Child Welfare Professionals Virtually during a Pandemic
Strategies to help supervisors support their staff, encourage team cohesion, and ensure the work will continue throughout the COVID 19 crisis.
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Washington State is Using Telework to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce
The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families shares their experience with implementation from the perspective of workers, supervisors, and administrators.
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Washington State is Using Telework to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce

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. View the related documents: DCYF Telework Handbook and DCYF Telework Employee Self-Assessment

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Washington Progress Update – Telework in Action
The Washington site is working with the QIC-WD to design, implement, and study telework as a strategy to support and retain the child welfare workforce. This post provides an update on their progress and summarizes early lessons learned.
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Why Washington State wants to stablize their child welfare workforce and be part of the QIC-WD

Representatives from the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families describe their dedication to retaining social workers to better serve the kids in Washington state.

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Washington: Telework
Washington’s choice to examine telework as a means of strengthening its child welfare workforce.
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Collaborating to Conduct a Workforce Needs Assessment
Want to learn to conduct a needs assessment that will identify the root causes of your child welfare workforce challenges?
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Washington Selects a Workforce Intervention: Telework
The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) will be implementing and testing the effectiveness of telework for child welfare field operations staff and their 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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