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July/August 2023Vol. 24, No. 6Workforce Celebration Event Scheduled for September

Written by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

Every September since 2017, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI), a service of the Children’s Bureau, celebrates the diverse professionals who work to ensure the well-being of families involved with the child welfare system. National Child Welfare Workforce Development Month is an opportunity for child welfare professionals to celebrate their achievements and connect with colleagues, for child welfare leaders to focus on how to support and recognize their workforce, for social work students to learn about child welfare practice, and for social work programs and faculty to refresh their child welfare curriculum with the latest resources.

This year’s Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week is September 11 to September 15, 2023. It will include a 1-hour virtual recognition event cohosted by NCWWI and the Children’s Bureau on Tuesday, September 12, at 3:00 p.m. ET. This event is about taking a moment for you and your team…to breathe, to celebrate, to connect…to take care of yourself. We can’t wait to find out how you decide to take a moment! Registration is now open.

Visit the NCWWI website for this year’s recognition event kit, including templates, graphics, and registration information. You do so much for others, so we hope you’ll join in and encourage those around you to do the same.