Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

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

Related Items

Read more about child welfare workforce development in previous issues of Children's Bureau Express (

  • "Meeting the Challenge: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Staff" (August 2003)
  • "GAO Reports on Child Welfare Staffing Challenges" (June/July 2003)