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January 2021Vol. 22, No. 1Episode 58: 'What Did Child Welfare Learn From 2020-Caseworker Care' Podcast Now Available

This latest episode of the Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast Series is the first of three that delve into what the child welfare field learned during 2020 and discusses potential changes or shifts in how the field operates. The episode features Andrew Winters, Ph.D., M.S.W., a member of the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QID-WD). It focuses on interventions to build resiliency among caseworkers and supervisors, including those aimed at strengthening supervisors' ability to support their staff and themselves to better manage the negative impacts of the stress brought about by the uncertainty and fear of working during a pandemic.

The following topics are also discussed during the podcast:

  • The psychological impacts and stressors that occur while living during a pandemic
  • Techniques to reduce the stressors impacting caseworkers and mitigate the impacts of stress
  • What the QIC-WD has learned from interventions to increase resiliency among child welfare supervisors and caseworkers