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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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Managing Your Personal Life During COVID-19

Work and personal relationships are essential to your well-being during this pandemic. During a pandemic your relationships may be challenged by not going to the office or having school, camp, vacations, religious ceremonies and celebrations to attend and compounded by spending more time in close quarters with family and roommates. This blog post highlights some strategies to help you maintain various elements of your personal life – from self-care, to effectively communicating with your partner and talking with your children.

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Managing Stress while Working from Home during the Pandemic: Strategies for Self-Care

Stress is often driven by feeling a lack of control over things you once had control over. This lack of control can create feelings of anxiety, depression, and even anger. This blog post highlights some elements of self-care that can help you stay present and regain a sense of control where you can. To learn more, watch this 25-minute excerpt from a recent QIC-WD webinar.

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What we know about Pandemics and the Stress they Cause

Pandemics are not new, but they significantly impact how we work, socialize, and manage our health.  This can be especially difficult for those in the helping professions for whom face-to-face contact and travel are part of their daily routine. This blog post explains what a pandemic is and the stress that it causes. To learn more, watch this 25-minute excerpt from a recent QIC-WD webinar.

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