This article presents information obtained from people working in public child welfare who self-selected to participate in a worker health survey examining the associations between secondary traumatic stress, organizational factors, and general health.
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This training video is part of a series dedicated to helping child welfare workers learn practical skills to cope with the emotional tolls of their very important work. In this video, a meditation specialist goes over basic meditation practices that can be completed in or around the workplace with minimal interruption time.
For the 2014-2015 year, California Department of Social Services contracted the Northern
California Research and Training Academy to provide CSEC training for the 28 counties served in the Northern region. This resource provides a full report on the related training and support activities provided throughout the 2014-2015 year.
The goal of the Safety Organized Practice Convening held on November 8, 2011 was to
bring together California counties who were implementing (or considering implementing)
a coordinated use of Safety Organized Practice with other risk and safety tools, such as Structured Decision Making. This resource provides access to the summary report of the convening.
CalYOUTH is an evaluation of the impact of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act on outcomes during the transition to adulthood for foster youth. CalYOUTH includes collection and analysis of information from three sources: 1) transition-age youth, 2) child welfare workers, and 3) government program data. The study, led by Mark Courtney and conducted in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services and California County Welfare Directors Association, is being carried out over a 5-year period from 2012-2017.
This issue focuses on the collaborative actions child welfare agencies can take to positively impact children and families in the early months of contact
This training video is part of a series dedicated to teaching social services professionals practical skills to cope with the emotional and physical tolls of their very important work. In this video, a fitness specialist provides a series of brief exercises that can be completed in and around the workplace to reduce stress and fatigue.
This issue provides a comprehensive review of Safety Organized Practice, including strategies, skills, implementation efforts and perspectives from counties and child welfare professionals who have championed SOP.
This issue is dedicated to making sense of the information we have about well-being and integrating the plethora of information available to provide a synthesis of what the best thinking is about the topic and some of the best practices used to address it.