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February 2007Vol. 8, No. 1Online Community for Workforce and Training

Child Welfare Workforce Connection recently debuted as an online forum for discussion, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas and resources related to the child welfare workforce. Launched on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website, Child Welfare Workforce Connection helps participants link easily with others in the child welfare community to identify strategies for strengthening the recruitment, retention, and training of child welfare workers.

Features include:

  • Discussion Areas – Members can submit questions, suggestions, and ideas; post a reply; and share and access related resources, such as policies, curricula, and research.
  • Email Notification – Participants may sign up to be automatically notified when new discussion items, events, or resources are posted.
  • Directory – Members may provide personal contact information and find information on other members.
  • Event Calendar – This calendar listing includes upcoming child welfare workforce and training conferences, workshops, meetings, webinars, teleconferences, and requests for workshop proposals.

Child Welfare Workforce Connection is a closed, password-protected community. If you are interested in joining, please complete the online request form:

Related Item

To read about a child welfare workforce project in Michigan, see "Workforce Retention in Michigan" in this issue.