Celebrate Your Workforce This September
Below are a number of ways to celebrate and support the child welfare workforce. Please contact us if you need assistance or products to support your efforts.
  1. Start planning festivities for Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week, September 12-16, 2022. Download the 2022 Recognition Event Kit for ideas.
  2. Promote and register for this year's national recognition event hosted by NCWWI and the Children's Bureau on Tuesday, September 13 at 3 pm EDT. Download marketing materials, graphics, and customizable templates from the event website.
  3. Recognize staff nationally by submitting a thank you message that will be shown at the beginning of this year's recognition event! Also, submit video clips and images of your team for inclusion in the closing thank you video. Fill out the form and submit files by EOD on August 31.
  4. Download and share #WeAreChildWelfare graphics to promote how the child welfare workforce supports children, youth, and families in your community. Uses are endless: feature in newsletters, post to social media, share in meetings, promote for staff use on the Intranet, etc.
  5. Meet with your communications department to discuss how to proactively pitch media stories to increase the public's understanding of this complex work and the importance of a community-based approach to child protection. The NCWWI Communications Guide is available to support this work. If you do get media, please let us know so we can help disseminate the story and if you post to social media, please tag @NCWWI and include #WeAreChildWelfare.
  6. Share NCWWI's Workforce Development Framework and discuss strategies within your job responsibilities that will lead to the improved health of the workforce.