Child Welfare Workers
Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Child Welfare Worker Burnout
Few occupations are tougher on workers than those in the child welfare field, with national turnover rates estimated to chronically range from 20% to 40% a year. Two U.S. Senators want the Department of Health and Human Services to lighten the load for these workers.
San Francisco Develops Interagency Protocol to Serve CSEC
On February 18, the Child Sex Trafficking Subcommittee of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking discussed the county’s plan to serve commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) under a new program launched by the state.
Job conditions, unmet expectations, and burnout in public child welfare workers: How different from other social workers?
Public child welfare workers take on the most difficult cases and unreasonable amounts of responsibility despite inadequate resources, insufficient rewards, and complex requirements for monitoring service outcomes. Using data from a sample of 408 social workers in California, the authors found that public child welfare workers experienced higher workloads, greater role conflict, and depersonalization, and had lower personal accomplishment.