The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is charged with synthesizing workforce research and identifying workforce-related issues that many public child welfare agencies are grappling with. Our team includes experts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Child Welfare, Social Work, Public Policy, and Public Health who bring a wealth of experience to our site work. Based on our collective expertise and work with QIC-WD sites, we have created QIC-Takes. This series summarizes key issues, documents what we're seeing in the field, and makes recommendations for future action by child welfare decision makers.

Addressing the Disconnects Between HR and Child Welfare
Working with child welfare agencies, agency representatives have indicated that opportunities for increased collaboration with Human Resources exist and that closer working relationships would enhance efforts to address the child welfare workforce needs.
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Supervision in a Virtual Workplace
How are supervisors managing a virtual workforce? This QIC-Take summarizes current strategies and suggestions to best support supervisors.
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Worker Turnover is a Persistent Child Welfare Challenge - So is Measuring It
This QIC-Take summarizes some of the challenges with measuring turnover across and within states and concludes with recommendations on what jurisdictions can do to better understand and use their turnover data.
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Untapped Potential for Child Welfare Administrative Data
This QIC-Take highlights some of our observations of opportunities worthy of consideration during system redesigns or implementation of expanded data exchanges to answer workforce questions and related child welfare outcomes.
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