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August 2007Vol. 8, No. 7Workbook Series on Staff Training

A series of six workbooks from the training program Staff Retention in Child and Family Services is now available online. The training is part of Developing Models of Effective Child Welfare Staff Recruitment and Retention Training developed by Michigan State University.

The purpose of this training series is to increase the effectiveness of child and family service agencies in developing and retaining their staff by applying information from research and best retention practices to their work. The workbooks currently available include:

  • The Role of Leaders in Staff Retention
  • The Practice of Retention-Focused Supervision
  • Working With Differences
  • Communications Skills
  • The First Six Months
  • Recruiting and Selecting the Right Staff in Child and Family Service

The workbooks are also available through the Children's Bureau Child Welfare Workforce Connection:

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Children's Bureau Express last wrote about the Michigan State University's Staff Retention in Child and Family Services workbooks in "Workbook Series Addresses Michigan Workforce Issues" (March 2007).

For more information on workforce issues, consult the Child Welfare Information Gateway website: