The Center supports states and territories in building the capacity to recruit, train, and retain child welfare workers, enhance organizational health, and become learning organizations in order to improve service provision to children, youth, and families. This topic’s agenda complements the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute's work by promoting evidence-based, outcome-focused, and data-driven approaches to workforce development and planning.
Strategies for capacity building include dissemination of products, resources, and services that help agencies develop and implement effective recruitment and retention strategies, create supportive agency cultures and climates, and cultivate long-term employment solutions.
Find ways to build capacity for and apply innovations from the private sector to address challenges in the child welfare field.
Get firsthand accounts of simulation experiences, including benefits and lessons learned, presented by those familiar with simulation training in Illinois.
Explore how to foster a healthy child welfare workforce through innovative and effective recruitment, retention, and practice strategies.
Explore how to improve the quality of assessments and effectively use data to inform decision-making.
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