Washington Department of Children, Youth & Families

The Washington Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) Child Welfare Field Operations (CWYO) telework program was developed by reviewing policies, practices, experiences and research distilled from materials produced by numerous federal and state agencies (for example, www.telework.gov).

Each QIC-WD site developed a logic model to serve as a visual representation of their selected intervention. All logic models included four main components: inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes. Collectively, these demonstrate the resources and actions required to implement the program, as well as the associated result or changes anticipated through implementation of the program. The hypothesized relationships are represented by the pathways connecting the listed activities and anticipated outcomes. For more information see Site Overview.

The Importance of Communication When Implementing Workforce Changes

“Communication is the key to success…” Listen to QIC-WD site representatives from Washington, Louisiana, Virginia, and Milwaukee, WI talk about the strategies they used to introduce and support a workforce initiative in their child welfare agency.

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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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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.

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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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