San Diego County’s Safety-Organized Practice model builds partnerships between families and child welfare using a strengths-based approach.
We believe that a skilled and stable child welfare workforce supported by quality-focused agency environments are key to improved outcomes for children and families. Leaders from the field have asked for resources on building healthy organizations. The documents featured here reflect responses to inquiries about developing an effective workforce and building data-informed infrastructure so that child welfare agencies function at their best.
This appendix provides a brief summary of the research on individual parent partner programs.
Parent partners can guide parents through a difficult time and instill hope. Learn more about parent partner programs in this issue brief.
Pay for Success expands a recovery program that allows children to remain at home with parents undergoing treatment for substance use.
Learn how Allegheny County achieved a kin-first culture shift in this Q&A with Marc Cherna, director of Department of Human Services.
This Q&A with Marc Cherna describes how he developed his leadership style to achieve his vision and drive change in Allegheny County.
Connecticut has integrated trauma-informed practices throughout its child welfare system by way of an innovative approach called CONCEPT.
This video underscores the importance of supporting staff so they can focus on what matters most: being responsive to children and families.
These two brief videos highlight the importance of building trust with staff when developing a safety culture.
These brief videos describe why establishing feedback loops for staff to provide input on policy and practice changes helps build trust.
Families involved with child welfare systems can offer critical insights and feedback. Learn to design systems driven by their expertise.
These two brief videos underscore how being a data-driven system can help staff with decision-making and prioritization.
These two short videos featuring experts on safety offer insights on how to promote a culture around safety within child welfare agencies.
This brief highlights strategies that Georgia and New York employed to develop and fund their kinship navigator programs.
Scott Modell, Noel Hengelbrok, and Michael Cull introduce the concept of safety science and offer ways child welfare can respond differently to create a safety culture.
This three-part webinar series demystifies child welfare funding streams and builds foundational understanding of child welfare financing.
This brief summarizes Texas Department of Family and Protective Services strategies to decrease caseworker turnover in just over one year.
Effective supervision contributes directly to improved outcomes. This issue brief explores how to design an effective supervisory training.
Preventing crisis demands swift action followed by policy creation informed by data analysis, research evidence and workload management.
Investing in supervisory quality can help an agency protect itself from high turnover; this resource list provides guidance.