National eUpdate
Timely, Targeted News & Information From NCWWI | December 2020 | Issue 59
Reflecting on Our Workforce's Critical Needs
As 2020 ends, we reflect on the critical needs of and the stories of strength, resilience, and grit shared by our workforce and the children, youth, and families they serve. We are in awe of the dedication, ingenuity, and exceptional leadership demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic and in building opportunities to champion racial equity.
We identified some common workforce needs across the NCWWI Workforce Development Framework components as a guide for our continued collaboration in supporting our workforce and in meeting unprecedented challenges to our collective health and well-being. We look forward to supporting your workforce development efforts in the new year and beyond. In the meantime, we wish you renewal, healing, and joy during this holiday season.
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We are honored to support your workforce development efforts and hope that our products help support your work. Please contact Sharon Kollar if you have questions about the following resources or if you need further assistance.

This six-part series provided a platform for child welfare colleagues to exchange ideas, innovations, and resources for supporting a workforce that has now become virtual. 

This five-part series built on the 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.

This month-long celebration of the workforce included sharing many resources on workforce development and culminated in a Worker Recognition Event.

We added 15 new 1-page summaries of peer reviewed journal articles to our collection in 2020.

New guides were created to support your program's communications and racial equity efforts.

How Practice Models Offer Practice Support tells the story of how the Indiana Department of Child Services returned to their core values and mission by rallying around their practice model.
Leadership Competency Framework Brief & Guide

The Leadership Competency Framework brief and guide provide a model to develop, guide, and evaluate leadership at all levels within a child welfare program.
Research Reports

Our latest report describes what over 2,000 child welfare workers learned during the pandemic and the implications for improving the well-being and retention of the child welfare workforce.