October 2003Vol. 4, No. 8Recruiting Students Into the Child Welfare Field
Many child welfare agencies face challenges recruiting and maintaining an effective workforce. A new publication from The Haworth Press Inc., Charting the Impacts of University-Child Welfare Collaboration, addresses the process of preparing a professional workforce, including collaborations between social work educators and public child welfare agencies that have led to innovative changes in curricula and practice. Topics include determining a graduate's emotional capacity for child welfare service; delivering educational content in human behavior in the social environment courses; and using design teams to promote practice innovations, systems change, and cross-systems change.
Copies of Charting the Impact of University-Child Welfare Collaboration are available in both hard cover ($49.95) and soft cover ($29.95) from The Haworth Press at www.haworthpress.com/Store/Product.asp?sku=4828.
Read more about child welfare workforce development in previous issues of Children's Bureau Express (http://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov):
- "Meeting the Challenge: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Staff" (August 2003)
- "GAO Reports on Child Welfare Staffing Challenges" (June/July 2003)