Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic leveraged new ways of engaging virtually to support children and families.
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.
ideas42 outlines strategies from behavioral science for reducing stressors on child welfare staff.
Explore best practices for collecting and using longitudinal data to assess outcomes for families.
Learn about key strategies New Jersey DCF has implemented to keep a low rate of turnover among its child welfare workforce.
Explore a variety of our resources related to safety science and promoting a safety culture within child welfare agencies.
Learn how applying methods of coaching within child protection agencies can have significant positive effects on professional development.
Read summaries from several jurisdictions that use coaching models to train and develop their child protection agency staff.
New York has found that casework teaming can help child welfare staff better meet the needs of the children and families they serve.
Learn how a casework teaming model for child welfare have been implemented in counties across New York.
Learn about findings from a study that examines the outcomes related to having higher standards of proof for substantiation.
Presenters at the National Partnership for Child Safety Collaborative describe how safety science has been applied during COVID-19.
Learn how child protection agencies in New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Washington recruit and retain resource families for children in foster care.
Explore effective strategies that child protection agencies can use to recruit and retain traditional and therapeutic resource families.
Learn how Michigan developed performance dashboards to visualize metrics and trends that help inform decision-making.
This brief shares a framework for developing performance dashboards that include key measures to support decision-making.
Learn about strategies child protection agencies can pursue as they move through a consent decree litigation process.
Explore ways that agencies can implement the principles of safety science in order to encourage a workplace culture of safety and trust.
Learn from the experiences of child welfare agency leaders who are applying the principles of safety science within their organizations.
Learn about the partnership between Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families and the state Legislature, and why it is essential.
This brief examines the parallels that exist between strategies for hiring staff and decision-making processes in child protection.