Child Welfare Workers

DCFS hires more than 300 child welfare division employees

The Department of Children and Family Services has hired 326 full-time workers since July, which increases their staff to 3,589. The agency has been under fire after several high-profile child death cases. DCFS Secretary Terri Ricks said while she’s pleased, … Read More


Meaningful Engagement of the Legal and Judicial System for Child Welfare Workers

This PowerPoint was developed through the Louisiana Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce Project at LSU in cooperation with the National Resource Center on Permanency and Family Engagement. Leadership has been provided by Gary Mallon, DSW. This 2012 training has been presented … Read More

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Do the Components of Strengths-based Supervision Enhance Child Welfare Workers’ Satisfaction with Supervision?

Turnover rates, burnout, vicarious trauma, and professional development needs of the workforce are specific challenges often faced by child welfare administrators. The relationship between the supervisor and the frontline worker is important to increasing staff retention, debriefing stress, and enhancing staff development. The … Read More

COVID-19: Child Welfare Resources

Below are four resource guides to help state legislators address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on children, families and caseworkers involved with the child welfare system. The resource guides address the following topics: COVID-19 and Child Welfare Caseworkers, … Read More