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Preparing Future Social Workers for Data-Driven Practice: A Panel Discussion with Universities in Moldova and the US

On May 31, 2023, Data for Impact (D4I) hosted a webinar on preparing future social workers for data-driven practice. This webinar was presented in English and Romanian, with simultaneous interpretation. Use of data is indispensable in today’s social work practice.

Separating Poverty From Neglect in Child Welfare

This brief, from the U.S. Child Welfare Information Gateway, explores what the research shows about the overlap among families experiencing poverty and those reported to the child welfare system for neglect, the societal context within which both poverty and neglect exist, and strategies that have...

A Look Inside Sharing Power in Child Welfare: A Podcast

This podcast series, by the U.S. Center for States' Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, is by and about people with lived experience in child welfare and about their partnerships with leaders within child welfare agencies.

Rethinking Service Array for Young People Transitioning From Child Welfare

This resource, from the U.S. Center for States' Childwelfare Capacity Building Program, provides information on how to partner with young people to discuss redesigning the child welfare service array to meet the needs of youth and young adults currently and formerly in foster care, focusing on...

Supporting New Workers: Evidence-Informed Strategies for Those in Supervisory Roles

This webinar, from the U.S. Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD), provided a general framework for what research says about best practices in onboarding, provide examples from our work with various jurisdictions to support supervisors who work with new workers, and evidence...

The Impact of Turnover on Families Involved in Child Welfare

Turnover rates in the child welfare workforce have been a serious concern for decades. Despite consistent research on the causes of and remedies for turnover, the rate remains too high. How turnover directly impacts children and families continues to be a gap in the research and literature....

Strengthening Families: Parents' Experiences at the Front End of the Child Welfare System

This presentation is by the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance and their colleagues regarding a project they have been working on in partnership with parents to identify alternatives to CPS investigations. Using a participatory action research approach, three foundations (Annie E. Casey, Stand Together...

Rethinking Child Welfare Recruitment

Recruiting talented people to work within public and tribal child welfare programs has always been a challenge and is now a crisis. Attracting employees to child welfare requires new approaches and strategies in the context of an ongoing pandemic and rapid societal change.

Developing a Health Care Workforce That Supports Team-Based Care Models That Integrate Health and Social Services

Across the United States, health care professionals are joining forces to improve the health care of populations with complex social, financial, and behavioral health needs. One promising approach relies on community-based integrated health teams (CIHTs), or interprofessional teams that integrate a...