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Developing Sustainable Repatriation and Reintegration Programs for Children and Families Separated by Borders

This brief provides specific steps for social workers and social service agencies to take for reintegration and repatriation preparation.

Embracing a “Youth Welfare” System: A Guide to Capacity Building

This guide includes several documents that focus on challenges that state child welfare agencies face when working with youth. To address these challenges, the guide presents the Youth Welfare approach, which outlines how agencies can shift from a child-focused system to a youth-focused system by...

NASW's Supervisory Leaders in Aging: An acceptable and feasible model for training and supporting social work supervisors

Social services are instrumental in addressing challenges associated with aging. Yet, practitioners report needing expanded gerontological knowledge and better supervision. The Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) program of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was designed to improve...

Levels and Consequences of Embeddedness Among Private Human Service Organizations: National survey evidence from child welfare

Using data from the National Survey of Private Child and Family Serving Agencies (NSPCFSA), this study assesses the degree to which private child welfare organizations report fiscal and relational embeddedness with public agencies and the influence of embeddedness on organizational functioning...

2018 Prevention Resource Guide - Keeping Children Safe and Families Strong in Supportive Communities

The Resource Guide was created primarily to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being. The guide includes detailed information about six protective factors for preventing child maltreatment and tips and examples for...

Its All Relative: Supporting kinship care discussion guide for supervisors

This discussion guide is intended to accompany the video series to share ways to create a more supportive environment and develop an agency culture that responds to caregivers' needs.

Strategies to Promote Research Use in Child Welfare

Increasing the use of research evidence in decision-making is critical to ensuring that agencies effectively serve families in producing intended outcomes, including the safe achievement of legal permanency through reunification, adoption, or guardianship.

Coaching in Child Welfare

This training presentation is aimed at child welfare administrators, managers and supervisors for understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for its use to support their workforce.

Design Team Manual

Design Teams help agencies improve their workplace and cope with change through interventions designed and implemented by a team representing all agency levels. This manual provides information about how to implement Design Teams, the rationale of and research about Design Teams, examples of...

Learning, Negotiating, and Surviving in Child Welfare: Social capitalization among recently hired workers

Using telephone interviews with a statewide sample of recently hired, frontline workers, this study applied a social capital framework to consider support functionality or capitalization. Findings highlight that, although nearly all workers recognized the importance of instrumental and expressive...

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