Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce

Hiring and Retaining the Right People on the Frontline

Drawing on lessons learned from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s multiyear effort in child protection workforce development, this publication outlines a five-step process that child welfare agency leaders can use to build and maintain a strong, stable frontline workforce.

September 5, 2018

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Five Steps to Hiring and Retaining Frontline Child Welfare Staff

Child welfare agencies can struggle to assemble and retain frontline staff members needed to ensure that kids and families are safe and thriving. A new publication from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides agency leaders with a blueprint for improving workforce practices through hiring and retaining the right people.

September 5, 2018

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Foster Parents Help Kids in Foster Care Overcome Impact of Trauma

Experiencing trauma can disrupt many aspects of a child’s development. Being exposed to traumatic experiences activate the part of the brain responsible for survival, which can lead to behaviors focused on protection. A Casey-supported training gives foster parents the tools needed to help these children overcome trauma and learn skills needed for healthy development.

August 7, 2018

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