• July/August 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 6

Spotlight on Workforce Training and Capacity Building

In order for child welfare agencies and professionals to provide effective services for children and families, they must have the capacity and flexibility to grow with the emerging needs of their field. This month, CBX highlights tools and resources to help agencies and professionals build their skills, develop their workforce, improve working environments, and more.

  • Building Capacity Using the CQI Process
    In September 2013, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators, an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), convened a continuous quality...

  • Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency
    Changes in child welfare research, data, and emerging evidence often require child welfare and other systems to periodically reevaluate what is working, what is not, and what improvements are...

  • Using Design Teams to Improve Worker Satisfaction
    A recent journal article reports on a 5-year initiative beginning in 2003 that implemented and tested the Design Team model in five public child welfare agencies. The initiative was jointly...

  • Webinars on Workforce Development Strategies
    The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute's (NCWWI's) webinar series Mind the Gap: Addressing Child Welfare Challenges With Workforce Development Strategies highlights specific workforce...

  • Retention, Turnover of Child Welfare Professionals
    Using data obtained from focus groups with 25 child welfare professionals, a recent Children and Youth Services Review article explores factors affecting their retention and turnover. The workers...

  • Self-Efficacy and Retaining Agency Workers
    Child welfare agencies and researchers alike have been working to address the problem of burnout and high rates of job turnover among child welfare professionals, both of which can have negative...