National eUpdate
Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI | May 2018 | Issue 33
Save the Date!
Worker Recognition Day
September 20, 2018
We are planning a range of activities to celebrate Workforce Development Month this coming September, including a live streamed presentation by our special guest Mark Anthony Garrett ( http://fostercareexpert.com/ ) on September 20, 2018, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm EDT. This informative, inspirational, and emotionally charged presentation is designed to rekindle the spirit of all those who work in child welfare. We hope you will join us to hear this message along with a welcome and introduction from Jerry Milner, DSW, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau.

Stay tuned for more information about all of the exciting ways we can come together to celebrate the child welfare workforce this September and throughout the year!

Newly Published eLearning from NCWWI

Partnership for Sustainable Change

Research indicates that change is only sustainable when we meaningfully engage those most impacted by a change (even when it's being developed to improve services for them). Take this 12 minute eLearning to learn 24 strategies that contribute to effective partnerships that achieve sustainable systemic change.
Resources from NCWWI Workshops at
CWLA 2018 National Conference
Building and Maintaining a Resilient Workforce


Building Leaders through E-Learning


Upcoming NCWWI Webinars
Tools of the Trade #3:
Facilitating a Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Process
June 26, 2018 at 3pm EDT
The Tools of the Trade webinar series continues on June 26 with session #3, Facilitating a Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Process. Click the button below to register for the series.

If you missed the previous webinars or would like more information about this webinar series, please visit our website.
Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change #5:
Strengthening Our Efforts Through Partnership with Academia
June 12, 2018 at 3pm EDT
This webinar will focus on New York State’s work with local counties, in collaboration with the University at Albany, on race equity and cultural responsiveness, and will propose that a partnership with local colleges and universities be considered as part of a promising strategy to address, reduce, and ultimately eliminate race-based disparities in child welfare and other systems.  Visit our website for more information about this webinar or click the button below to register.
Will we see you on July 12 at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo?
Registration is now open for the 2018 Child Welfare Virtual Expo (Virtual Expo) , hosted by the Children's Bureau, the Capacity Building Center for States, and partner organizations (including NCWWI)!

Join colleagues and subject matter experts across the nation on July 12, 2018 for a day focused on developing agency capacity and programs that foster healthy work environments for child welfare professionals.

You and your colleagues can experience the benefits of an in-person conference from the comfort of your desk through this digital learning opportunity. Join us by computer, tablet, or smartphone on Thursday, July 12, to:
  • Learn and engage with national thought leaders, program directors, frontline workers, parents, and youth
  • Chat and exchange ideas with your peers across the country
  • Participate in learning activities that help transfer concepts to practice
  • Access new tools and resources to use in your daily work
  • Explore the virtual Exhibit Hall and meet with our featured exhibitors
  • Earn Continuing Education Units for your participation
Look for more resources and information coming your way next month. We look forward to continuing to support your workforce development efforts! If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Kollar ( skollar@albany.edu ).
 Warmly, as always,
Your NCWWI Team