National eUpdate
Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI | March 2020 | Issue 51
As the federal project officer for the NCWWI, we hope that you are all taking the necessary precautions needed to keep your work families, your own families, and yourselves safe and healthy during these uncertain and unprecedented times. We care about you and your well-being and hope that you seek out the supports you need to maintain yourself emotionally, as well as medically. If there is any way that NCWWI can provide assistance or support, please let us know.  We are Child Welfare. We are in this together.
Thank you for all you do to protect and serve the children, youth, families in your community. We hope these messages from around the country will remind you of how appreciated you are.
Resources for the Pandemic
New Guidance on Using Videoconferences for Caseworker Visits
In light of the current public health challenges, section 7.3, QA#8 of the Child Welfare Policy Manual was amended to permit agencies to use videoconferencing to meet the title IV-B monthly caseworker visit requirement under narrow circumstances that include the current pandemic. If an agency uses videoconferencing under these limited, specified circumstances, caseworkers must conduct the videoconference in accordance with the timeframe established in the Act, and must closely assess the child’s safety at each conference

Who is Responsible for Transition to Work?
A NCWWI Webinar for University-Agency Partnerships
Join us on April 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT for this live webinar where we will explore strategies that social work students, child welfare agencies, and universities can utilize to support retention of graduates. 

Transition to work strategies begin with recruitment and selection and continue after social work degrees are obtained. The needs of both social work students who are recruited into child welfare careers and child welfare professionals who seek social work degrees should be considered. The unique roles of students, graduates, child welfare program staff, and school of social work faculty and staff will be explored from the perspectives of a child welfare leader, faculty, and social work graduate. 
Look for more resources and information coming your way next month. We are honored to continue supporting your workforce development efforts! Contact Sharon Kolla r if you have any questions about this message or are in need of NCWWI resources or support.