What is it?
The Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Tool Kit (Tool Kit) is a companion resource to the Workforce Development Framework (WDF).
The Workforce Development Framework
The Workforce Development Framework (WDF) and its accompanying brief were developed by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) in 2015 to provide critical workforce guidance to the field of child welfare.
The WDF is based upon a comprehensive review of the workforce development literature across multiple professions in the public and private sector. It's intended to help child welfare agencies and leaders understand best and promising practices in developing a workplace that is:
The WDF Tool Kit
The Tool Kit applies the WDF to an agency setting and offers a comprehensive and integrated approach for creating a workforce development roadmap.
This publication represents a collaborative effort:
- National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)–University at Albany
- Butler Institute for Families–University of Denver
- University of Maryland
- Michigan State University
- Portland State University
- University of Southern Maine
Many thanks to NCWWI colleagues Freda Bernotavicz, Charmaine Brittain, Nancy Dickinson, Sharon Kollar, Mary McCarthy, Sara Munson, and Cheryl Williams-Hecksel who reviewed multiple drafts and offered critical and constructive ideas and suggestions. The Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Tool Kit was further strengthened by the keen editing skills of Eden Abraham, the collaborative and thorough worksheet design and formatting skills of Sarah Roman, and the creative and synergetic manual and web design and development of Melissa Thompson.
NCWWI is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with U.S. DHHS, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Award No. 90CT7002. Special thanks to Rebecca Huffman, Children’s Bureau Project Officer, and Robert Lindecamp, Child Welfare Program Specialist (CB/ICF), for their support.
Nancy C. McDaniel, MPA, Butler Institute for Families, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. (2016). Workforce development planning and assessment Tool Kit: A companion to the workforce development framework (Tool Kit). Albany, NY: University of Albany
For more information: Please visit the NCWWI website at www.ncwwi.org
©2016, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, University at Albany, Albany, NY
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