National eUpdate
Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI | June 2020 | Issue 53
NCWWI's Ongoing Commitment to Racial Equity
We grieve and are saddened by the devastating loss of life, the violence against persons of color, and the destruction that is currently impacting communities across our country. NCWWI deeply values diversity, equity, and inclusion and works with our partners toward addressing racial, social, and economic disparities to bring about positive change.

We maintain a special collection of racial equity resources and will continue to add products to our library including those from organizations leading equity efforts in child welfare. As we progress on this journey toward equity, please let us know if there are ways we can improve our efforts or if you have resources you want us to share with our networks.
Monthly Innovations Exchanges
The COVID-19 pandemic caused child welfare programs to quickly change how we provide services to families and support the workforce. As a result, many best and promising practices are replacing those that were ineffective or outdated. Join us to talk about how these changes can continue to benefit families and the workforce in the future. 

This series of Innovations Exchanges builds on NCWWI's  Supporting the Virtual Workforce webinar series by providing child welfare leaders (supervisors, managers, directors, and administrators) a forum to discuss what we've learned and share best practices. We hope you'll take time to connect with colleagues around the country about emerging trends in child welfare workforce development.

NCWWI will collect innovations that are happening across the country and post them on our website for those who are unable to participate in the discussions.

Dates and Times
Each event will be on a Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (2:00 to 3:00 CDT, 1:00 to 2:00 MDT, 12:00 to 1:00 PDT, 11:00 to 12:00 AKDT, 9:00 to 10:00 HIST)
  • July 21, 2020, Leadership and Supervision
  • August 18, 2020, Inclusivity, Racial Equity, and Community Engagement
  • September 22, 2020, Practice Supports
  • October 20, 2020, Work Conditions, Benefits, and Organizational Culture/Climate
  • November 17, 2020, Education and Professional Development
Save the Date: Worker Recognition Event
September 15, 2020, at 3:00 pm EDT
Celebrated in September each year, Workforce Development Month recognizes child welfare professionals for their work to help families stay together and to protect children from abuse.

This year Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week is September 14-18, 2020 . Join co-hosts NCWWI and the Children’s Bureau for a one-hour virtual recognition event on September 15 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. It's an opportunity to get inspired and refocused on the heart work. Hear from child welfare leaders and service recipients expressing their appreciation for how you've adjusted your practice to serve families and children under such unprecedented and challenging conditions. Registration opening soon.
New NCWWI Resources
NCWWI develops and hosts workforce development resources for child welfare practitioners, supervisors, managers, leaders, students, faculty, researchers, policy-makers and other professionals. The following NCWWI resources were added to our Resource Library this month.
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.