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Seven Reasons For a New Child Welfare Degree Program

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Currently, the field of child welfare is in a state of crisis, IMO. A workforce crisis, that is. Nearly every state has experienced significant challenges with recruiting and retaining a highly qualified workforce. This workforce challenge has resulted in child … Continue reading

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Time For a Change: Our Kids Deserve More

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A recent headline reads: Expert: SC Social Services hiring plan “ambitious,” will take longer than a year¹ The article begins with: “The [South Carolina] state child-welfare agency’s plan for hiring [200] more caseworkers is ambitious but will take longer than … Continue reading

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Professional Outcome Managers, Part 3

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Fast forward to 2011 and the child welfare landscape is quite different compared to what it was back in the early 1990’s.  While the role of public agency staff has shifted, some commonly held beliefs about the best training ground … Continue reading

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Professional Outcome Managers, Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog post, the concept of child welfare case workers as Outcome Managers was put forth. It’s not an entirely new concept. Some states and jurisdictions that have moved toward privatized child welfare services are acknowledging … Continue reading

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