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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Betsy P. Goulet,Theodore P. Cross,Yu-Ling Chiu & Susan Evans - Journal of Public Child Welfare ,

This paper chronicles the goals of the partnership and the planning and implementation of the Child Protection Training Academy, developed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the University of Illinois Springfield in the U.S.

Joanne Filippelli, Kristen Lwin, Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé - Child Maltreatment,

This study uses secondary data analysis of the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2008 to explore what case and worker factors predict the provision of ongoing child welfare services.

Stephanie Grace Prost & Jennifer S. Middleton - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current study aimed to describe the relative contributions of measures of professional quality of life (ProQOL) to intent on leaving the workforce among child welfare professionals.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF and the International Federation of Social Workers,

This webinar focused on the newly released technical note on Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response.

Emma Janet Campbell & Leon Holtzhausen - Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development,

The aim of this quantitative, inferential research was to investigate how working with vulnerable and abused children and families has an impact on child protection service workers in South Africa.

Paul McCafferty - Child Care in Practice,

This article presents findings from an exploratory in-depth qualitative research project with the objective of exploring the knowledge that social workers use to make decisions regarding permanency arrangements for Looked after Children.

Karen Menzies - Children & Society,

This article argues that child protection agencies must provide mandatory training about the Aboriginal experience within the welfare state and the resultant trauma that exists in Australian Indigenous communities.

Nina Kind, David Bürgin, Jörg M. Fegert, and Marc Schmid - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

This study investigated the association between resilience and burnout in a Swiss population of professional caregivers working in youth residential care.

Marlo A. Perry, Kristine Creavey, Erin Arthur, Jessica Chance Humer, P. J. Lundgren, Isabella Rivera - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The present study had two goals: 1) To conduct a systematic scoping review of the literature on interventions purporting to develop and/or enhance emotional intelligence (EI)-related competencies in child welfare professionals, whether those interventions be at the caseworker, supervisor, or organizational level; 2) To consider future directions for the teaching and enhancement of EI competencies for child welfare professionals.

Barbara Kail, Manoj Pardasani, Robert Chazin - International Social Work,

This article describes the impact on social services of an innovative model of family care in Moshi, Tanzania, aimed at orphaned children and youth who are affected by HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.