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September 2008Vol. 9, No. 7Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare Agencies

Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare Agencies, an updated guide from the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI), provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies and Tribal leadership working to implement training systems. The guide discusses how Federal funding requirements shape training systems and which items in the Child and Family Services Reviews are used to assess training. The guide also covers:

  • Principles, indicators, and evidence of a mature training system's services and products
  • Life cycle of a training system's structure
  • Strategies for developing a mature training system
  • Training system assessment process and tool

The guide was written by Susan Kanak, Maureen Baker, Lori Herz, and Susan Maciolek and is available on the NRCOI website:

Also from the NRCOI, the spring/summer 2008 issue of Child Welfare Matters focuses on systemic reform in the context of a systems of care approach. The lead article explores the core values of the systems of care approach and describes some of the goals agencies should strive for when committed to systemic reform. Other articles explore the reasons why agencies should consider a systems of care approach and child welfare perspectives on systems of care.

Download the newsletter from the NRCOI website: (PDF - 178 KB)