Workforce Capacity Issues Aren’t Going Away. It’s Time to Plan Accordingly

Kelly Harder argues that instead of hand wringing about turnover, it's time to accept it and adjust

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Child Welfare Workers Can’t Learn from History if It Isn’t Taught

Paul DiLorenzo writes about the lack of effort to educate the modern child welfare workforce about the history preceding them

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A Child Welfare New Year’s Resolution: Act with Urgency

For child welfare to better serve the behavioral health needs of kids in out-of-home care, we need to enact various solutions.


The Sounding Board

Dee Wilson and Toni Sebastian explore root causes for the alarming rates of turnover and job vacancies in child welfare

California Invests in Apprenticeships for Young Adults Leaving Foster Care and Probation


California Invests in Apprenticeships for Young Adults Leaving Foster Care and Probation

Apprenticeships offer a pathway to stable careers, and California is supporting the expansion of programs for vulnerable young adults.

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Social Work Supervisors Are Key to Stable Workforce

Supervision is the heartbeat of a child welfare agency and in many places, it is on life support. It used to be one of the strongest pillars of our profession, but in recent years the supervisory role has found itself looking for a clear purpose or relevance to our goals of improvement and transformation.


    California Will Roll Out a New Jobs Plan for System-Involved Youth

    Under a plan approved by the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month, California counties will be able to provide more job-training and career-readiness services to current and former foster youth — a group that has long struggled with high rates of unemployment.


    L.A. County Offers Struggling Youth First Work Experience as Economy Gears Back Up

    L.A. County's Youth@Work program provides vulnerable youth ages 14 to 24 with their first paid work experience as the economy re-opens.

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    Biden Taps Elizabeth Watson As Chief Labor Liaison

    Elizabeth Watson, who has a lengthy history in youth and family policy and income inequality, has been nominated to be the Biden administration’s point person to Congress and the states on labor issues.