Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Supportive Supervision and Resilience Alliance to Address Secondary Trauma in Ohio: Preliminary Findings on Impact
Read about positive early findings related to coping, work-life balance, job satisfaction, intentions to stay, intentions to leave, and secondary traumatic stress.
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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), through the Office of Families and Children (OFC), is responsible for Ohio’s state-supervised, county-administered child welfare system. Ohio’s 83 single-county agencies and two multi-county agencies are responsible for the delivery of child protective services and ongoing case management in Ohio’s 88 counties. Sixty-three agencies are housed in a county ODJFS department, overseen by county commissioners, and 22 children services boards are stand-alone child welfare agencies overseen by citizens appointed by county commissioners.

Implementation Overview - Supportive Supervision and Resiliency
The QIC-WD worked with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), through the Office of Families and Children (OFC), to establish an implementation team to lead the development and implementation of their intervention .
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Ohio Progress Update - Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress and Providing Supportive Supervision
Coach Ohio is a multi-level supportive supervision intervention. This post summarizes the intervention and lessons from the first year of implementation.
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How can our mission be fully accomplished by staff that are experiencing secondary trauma and burnout?
A supervisor from Summit County shares her experience with Resilience Alliance and supportive supervision, Ohio's workforce intervention that is being tested by the QIC-WD.
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My Experience with Resilience Alliance in Ohio
This blog post is written by a caseworker in Ohio who is participating in the state's workforce strengthening initiative. She describes the impact of turnover and her experience with Resilience Alliance and supportive supervision.
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Coach Ohio - The View from the Site Implementation Manager
The Ohio Site Implementation Manager shares his experience leading their QIC-WD project, Coach Ohio.
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Why the Ohio DJFS wants to be part of the QIC-WD

A representative of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) discusses concerns about child welfare worker recruitment and retention and partnering with the QIC-WD as part of a research project.

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Ohio: Supportive Coaching Model & Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)
Discussion of the role of supervision and coaching in child welfare agencies and describes how secondary traumatic stress (STS) can impact workers.
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Ohio Selects and Begins Installation of a Workforce Intervention: Coach Ohio: Promoting Resilience and Optimism
Ohio decided to implement Coach Ohio; a supportive supervision intervention that pairs the Resilience Alliance (RA) strategy with the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center (ACCWIC) Coaching model.
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