Championing the Role of Child Welfare Professionals

See how workforce satisfaction and retention are improved by emphasizing the positive differences that are made in the lives of children and families.

Publication year: 2017
Capacity Building Center for States


Offers strategies for improving workforce satisfaction and retention by proactively championing the difference that child welfare professionals make in the lives of children and families. This tip sheet highlights how specific jurisdictions have increased staff morale, fostered community trust, and deepened public awareness through activities that recognize the contributions of child welfare staff within their own agencies, as well as through initiatives with service providers, communities, and the media and by using social media and other technologies.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2017). Championing the role of child welfare professionals. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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