• February 2006
  • Vol. 7, No. 1

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Workforce Institute Materials Online

Agencies challenged by the need to hire and retain competent and committed workers will find a number of promising practices in presentations made at the October 2005 Child Welfare Workforce Development and Workplace Enhancement Institute. The presentations and other conference materials are now available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website in a multimedia presentation that combines video, PowerPoint, and more conventional downloads.

Sponsored by the Children's Bureau, the conference was designed to highlight strategies for recruiting and retaining a stable and highly skilled child welfare workforce. Plenary sessions and workshops featured presenters and panelists from the Federal Government, public and private agencies, universities, and other child welfare organizations.

Topics included:

  • Connecting an agency's vision and values to the workforce
  • Promising approaches to recruiting and retaining workers
  • Workforce findings from the Child and Family Services Reviews
  • Using a research-driven model in New York State
  • The role of leaders in improving workforce practices

Viewers can download the agenda, see videos of many of the sessions, and access slides through PowerPoint or PDF downloads.


Related Items

Read more about the child welfare workforce in this issue of Children's Bureau Express at "Child Welfare Workforce Retention," and in past issues at

  • "Child Welfare Workforce Survey Reveals Continuing Concerns, Creative Strategies" (May 2005)
  • "Online Resource for Child Welfare Training" (February 2005)
  • "Addressing the Staffing Crisis in Child and Family Services" (June 2004)
  • "Meeting the Challenge: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Staff" (August 2003)

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