Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2023

Recruit, Retain, and Support: Strategies for Strengthening the Child Welfare Workforce

Thursday, September 21, 2023

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT

Join us on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from your computer, tablet, or smartphone to learn and strategize ways to recruit, retain, and support your child welfare workforce.  

Register for CWVE 2023

With a stable, supported, and diverse workforce, child welfare agencies can provide the services children, young people, families, and communities need. The 2023 Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) focuses on how child welfare agencies are addressing today’s unique workforce challenges and adapting to recruit and retain child welfare professionals. Join us to hear directly from jurisdictions, learn concrete strategies, and explore innovative practices to strengthen your child welfare workforce and design equitable workplaces.

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The Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) is an annual one-day event sponsored by the Children’s Bureau and the Capacity Building Center for States.


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Take a look at the CWVE 2023 Agenda and plan your day at the CWVE!

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Sign up for the Center’s email list to keep up with all things CWVE. You’ll also receive information about new Center publications and events on current child welfare topics.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Technical Requirements and System Check

Take a few minutes now to test your computer system before attending the CWVE and make sure that your computer is ready for the event.

When accessing the CWVE platform on the day of the event, please note that pop-up blockers are standard on most browsers. Following the system check, please allow for pop-ups on the site or click the button on the bottom of the screen to continue.

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