Workforce development in child welfare is multifaceted, requiring innovative thinking, idea generation, and diverse perspectives based on real world experience and advocacy to move knowledge into practice. On March 20, 2019, NCWWI launched its newly formed Advisory Board, which is a nationally representative group convened to provide expert consultation through a collaborative process.

Over two days, the Advisory Board guided NCWWI staff on program design and implementation activities and delved into deep conversations about how to re-imagine the child welfare system with a stronger focus on prevention and community connection. The NCWWI team is grateful to each board member for their thoughtful, discerning, and inspiring insights and ideas to guide this important work.