State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2017: Stories of Workforce Efforts to Address Violence Against Children

In this third annual report, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence. The 2017 State of the Social Service Workforce Report includes qualitative analyses of survey data and a storytelling approach to provide insight into workers’ backgrounds, training, education, services provided and organizational factors to demonstrate the value of multidisciplinary approaches to addressing violence against children. Building on the findings from individual stories, this report also draws from the global evidence base on social service workforce strengthening to suggest practical interventions that might be used to strengthen the workforce and ultimately improve the lives of children and families.