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Explore the use of coaching within the context of child welfare supervision and casework practice to improve staff confidence and performance to achieve agency goals related to safety, permanency, and well-being.  


Explore different approaches to assess and address workforce needs.​ 


Use this discussion guide with the Fostering a Healthy Workforce videos to access a description of each topic, individual and group reflection questions to facilitate on-demand learning, and an action-planning tool for teams to bring knowledge into action.  


Explore strategies for providing ongoing support to staff working in a trauma-exposed environment.  


Use this reflection worksheet while viewing the video, Coaching for Success


Explore three different simulations used to train and build child welfare workers’ skills by mimicking the conditions and content that a worker will encounter on the job.  


Explore how an engaged workforce with shared values can increase effectiveness in child welfare.