Videos

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Connecting HR and Child Welfare Data

Child welfare and human resources (HR) data need to be connected to answer important workforce questions. This video highlights some of the common challenges when trying to link the two data sets and how the QIC-WD is overcoming those challenges.

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The Critical Role of Welfare Workers

"Social workers are the unsung heroes..." This video highlights the critical role that child welfare workers play on the frontlines - they manage threats and work everyday to keep children safe. 

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An Overview of the QIC-WD

The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is dedicated to understanding how to improve child welfare workforce outcomes.

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Louisiana: Redesigning the Child Welfare Worker Job

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services redesigned the child welfare worker job to strengthen their workforce and reduce worker turnover. DCFS worked with the QIC-WD to create a new job, the Child Welfare Team Specialist, and reorganize workers into Permanency and Prevention teams.  This video discusses the challenges DCFS faced related to turnover and how the job redesign is changing the way they work. DCFS staff share their experience with the intervention being tested by the QIC-WD.   

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