National eUpdate
Timely, Targeted News & Information from NCWWI | January 2020 | Issue 49

Child Welfare Workforce Analytics Institute
Applications Due on February 14, 2020
The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is seeking 5 to 8 public and tribal child welfare agencies that are interested in examining their available human resources (HR) data to address child welfare workforce challenges.

The QIC-WD’s Child Welfare Workforce Analytics Institute is for teams of child welfare and HR professionals. It includes multiple webinars and an all-expenses-paid 2-day workshop in Washington, D.C. on August 25–26, 2020. Visit the QIC-WD website to learn more about participating in The Institute or contact the QIC-WD at info@qic-wd.org with any questions. 
Top NCWWI Resources of 2019
Did you know that NCWWI has a searchable resource library where you can access over 1,000 workforce development resources? Check out the top resources downloaded from our website in 2019 below or visit our website to search for the resources you need.
We Are Child Welfare Video Collection
We are all part of the child welfare system and have to work together to improve outcomes for children, youth and families in our communities. Check out our video collection to hear from workers across the country talking about the important role they play.

We hope these videos help you talk with others about the work you do and inspire you to tell your own stories .
Save the Date
Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week
September 14 - 18, 2020
We hope you will join us this September for our annual Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week. Throughout the week we will share resources and celebrations from around the country. Our Worker Recognition Event will be held on September 15, 2020. We are in the process of identifying a speaker for this event and invite you to email Sharon Kollar with your recommendations.
Society for Social Work Research
Conference Posters and Presentations
During the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) 2020 Annual Conference (January 15-19, 2020), three sets of researchers presented studies based on data collected by NCWWI. Their posters and PowerPoint presentations are linked below. If you would like more information about this research, please contact the presenters directly. If you are interested in accessing NCWWI data for your own study, please contact our evaluation PI, Amy He.

This study explores racial diversity and inclusive representation in child welfare organizations, including demographic differences between white workers and workers of Color (WOC), the degree to which WOC are equitably represented in all roles throughout agencies, and the influence of racial identity on workers’ intentions to remain employed in their agencies.

This study explores managers’ typical strength and need areas, the extent to which training participants found coaching helpful, and whether the combination of feedback, training, and coaching led to changes in leadership behavior.

Using the Copenhagen and job demands-resources models of burnout, this study explored how job demands and resources associated with caseworker burnout may vary with tenure.
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.
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