Social Work Policy Institute
This brief describes the current status of using Title IV-E funding in social work education, addressing its value to promote professional social work practice in public child welfare and describing the policy implementation challenges.
This report highlights the complex and crucial role of supervisors in child welfare. The Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) hosted Supervision: The Safety Net for Front-Line Child Welfare Practice, in conjunction with the NASW Center for Workforce Studies & Social Work Practice and the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI), with Casey Family Programs (CFP) as a contributing partner held a 2010 meeting.
The NASW Social Work Policy Institute reviewed research related to caseloads, especially in child welfare agencies, and found that high caseloads can negatively impact both worker retention and service delivery outcomes. In addition, worker turnover is costly to agencies in terms of training and recruitment costs as well as the added stress on workers who remain.
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