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May 2007Vol. 8, No. 4Workforce Retention in North Carolina

As part of the effort to reduce turnover among child welfare professionals in North Carolina, the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children's Resource Program dedicated a recent issue of Practice Notes to challenges and strategies in worker retention. The issue covers various efforts spearheaded by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Recruitment and Retention Project (R&R Project). Among other things, the R&R Project is striving to create a culture of retention among child welfare workers through training, toolkits, and a statewide technical assistance network.

Topics in the current edition of Practice Notes include:

  • How worker turnover affects children in foster care
  • Innovative staffing ideas
  • What researchers can learn from workers who stay

Current and past issues of Practice Notes are available online:

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Read more about workforce issues in the News From the Children's Bureau section of this issue in "Building Management Capacity for Workforce Recruitment and Retention."