You are here

The Child Welfare Worker Safety Guide

Ensuring child welfare worker safety is a complex concern. Doing so encompasses not only taking measures to prevent the threat or reality of physical violence, but also promoting psychological and emotional safety, as well as resilience, within the workplace. In order to create a culture and climate that promote child welfare worker safety, agencies need to address all of the parameters of child welfare worker safety in their policies and practices. This publication examines current research regarding child welfare worker safety, focusing on the context and root causes of violence against child welfare workers, the laws and policies states have used to address the issue, and the strategies that agencies and workers can use to enhance workers’ safety and well-being in the workplace.

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Year of Publication: 
Workforce themes: 
Geographic location: 
Resource Type: 
Gray literature
Resource Database