Turnover… Turnaround:
Creative Solutions for Child Welfare Agencies to Overcome Social Work Turnover and Build the Capacity They Need
Wednesday, April 6, 3:00 PM EDT
Join us for a webinar with Change & Innovation Agency to help turn around turnover! The challenges and hardships of the pandemic have forced many social workers to reassess their careers, further contributing to what is being called “The Great Resignation.” While social work turnover has long been a challenge for child welfare agencies across the country, turnover is occurring now at levels never before seen.

During this highly engaging roundtable discussion, our dynamic line-up of child welfare leaders from Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, the City of Alexandria, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland, will tackle this timely topic. They will dive into the underlying cause of the staffing crisis; share their agencies’ staffing lessons learned; and offer creative, proven actions they have taken to strengthen retention, build the capacity they need, and turn around turnover.

  • Dr. Deborah Shropshire, Director of Child Welfare, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Jon Rubin, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children Youth and Families
  • Kate Garvey, Director Department of Community and Human Services, City of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Lisa Merkin, Administrator, Child Welfare Services Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Kelly Harder, Child Welfare Practice Lead, Change & Innovation Agency