Social Service Workforce Strengthening

A strong social service workforce is critical to meeting the needs of children without adequate family care.  From government policy-makers, local administrators, researchers and social workers, to educators, community workers and care providers, social service actors play a key role in protecting girls and boys and promoting their care.

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Amy J. L. Baker, Stacie LeBlanc, Trinae Adebayo, Ben Mathews- Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study was designed to evaluate the content of US state-sponsored online mandated reporter training in order to identify gaps and need for improvement in mandated reporter training.

Oliver W. J. Beer, Rebecca Phillips, Megan M. Letson, Kathryn G. Wolf - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study analyzed three open-ended responses from a national online survey examining compassion fatigue in Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) to understand the impact of work-related stress on child welfare workers (CWWs).

Mary Elizabeth Collins & Astraea Augsberger - Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice ,

This policy analysis examines the impact of COVID-19 policy guidance on the role of workers who provide outreach to transition-age care leavers.

Deirdre S. Williams - Shared Trauma, Shared Resilience During a Pandemic,

This article explores the risk of significant shared traumatic stress among public child welfare (PCW) workers.

Erin A. King - Children and Youth Services Review,

The objectives of this study include exploring the prevalence of three types of client-perpetrated violence (CPV) and the influence of each type of CPV on mental health outcomes of workers.

Kathryn Krase, Tobi DeLong Hamilton,

Child Welfare: Preparing Social Workers for Practice in the Field is a comprehensive text for child welfare courses taught from a social work perspective. This textbook provides a single source for all material necessary for a contextual child welfare course.

Claire Cameron - International Journal of Social Pedagogy,

This article examines the case for greater recognition of the children’s workforce in out-of-home care (OHC), and situates the concept of ‘expertise’ in the rise of recognition of children’s status as competent social actors, as well as in professionalisation debates.

Denise Michelle Brend - Children and Youth Services Review,

For this study, an exploratory theoretical thematic analysis of the narratives of residential childcare workers in child welfare (RCWs) was performed to further understanding about the nature of the psychological distress reported by RCWs.

Jennifer J. Driscoll - Child Abuse Review,

This article considers the potential efficacy of the para social workers (PSW) model in strengthening child protection at community level in Uganda.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance - Supervision Interest Group,

The purpose of this manual is to offer guidance on supervision to individuals working to provide, manage or coordinate social services. This manual defines what is meant by supervision in social services, outlines the key elements of good practice in supervision and summarizes the different forms of supervision.