Virtual Expo Exhibitors
Ten exhibit booths represented diverse organizations and initiatives supporting workforce development and other aspects of child welfare systems.
Capacity Building Center for States
The Capacity Building Center for States helps public child welfare organizations and professionals build capacity to develop, implement, and sustain effective child welfare practices and achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and families. Part of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, the Center for States offers products and services to enhance knowledge and skills in critical child welfare areas, promote peer-to-peer collaboration, and foster improvements in organizations and systems.
Capacity Building Center for Courts
The Capacity Building Center for Courts, part of the Capacity Building Collaborative, is a partnership of the American Bar Association, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the National Center for State Courts. The mission of the Center for Courts is to create integrated capacity building plans that engage Court Improvement Programs in system improvement work, provide direct support to CIPs, and create learning opportunities and resources to elevate legal and judicial practice nationwide.
Capacity Building Center for Tribes
The Capacity Building Center for Tribes collaborates with American Indian and Alaska Native nations to help strengthen tribal child and family systems and services to nurture the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families. Part of the Capacity Building Collaborative, the Center for Tribes’ services include coaching, peer networking, distance learning, consultation, product development, and capacity building assistance.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare, adoption, and related professionals and the public to information, resources, and tools covering a broad range of topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD)
CANTASD, a service of the Children’s Bureau, creates resources and supports peer learning activities for professionals engaged in primary and secondary prevention, child protective services and investigation, and multidisciplinary and interagency collaborations to promote the safety and well-being of children, youth, and families.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)
NCWWI aims to increase child welfare practice effectiveness through diverse partnerships that focus on workforce systems development, organizational interventions, and change leadership. NCWWI’s services include leadership academies, information sharing networks, and products and events on various aspects of workforce development.
National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA)
NSDTA builds professional and organizational capacity in human services, including child welfare, through a national network of membership, sharing ideas and resources on organizational development, staff development, and training. The organization works to support those responsible for human service training and organizational development at the local, state, or federal levels.
Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD)
QIC-WD is dedicated to understanding how to improve child welfare workforce outcomes, with a focus on the challenges of staff recruitment and retention. QIC-WD synthesizes the current state of child welfare workforce-related trends and research, and generates new knowledge about effective strategies to improve workforce outcomes.
Collaboration for Change
This exhibit booth highlights how states and counties are engaging with external partners to make significant workforce-related changes at child welfare agencies.
This exhibit booth showcases the achievements of states that are realizing good results in a variety of workforce-related areas.