This publication examines current research regarding child welfare worker safety,
focusing on the context and root causes of violence against child welfare workers,
the laws and policies states have used to address the issue, and the strategies that
agencies and workers can use to enhance workers' safety and well-being in the workplace.
These guidelines address safety within the context of social work practice. Ideally,
these guidelines can stimulate the development of agency policies and practices to
enhance social worker safety. In addition, social workers can
use these guidelines to assess agency culture of safety and to advance professional
and personal well-being.
Begin to notice those colleagues who are exhibiting signs of secondary traumatic stress.
When you find yourself working too hard – being so fixed on going the extra mile when
it's not in you, think about Dave Cabrera saying, "You are no good to others if you
don't have proper rest and focus."
This issue of insights provides an overview of the latest legislative developments
in California, including data and perspectives on the policy and practice transformation
taking place with the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR).
"Serving Those Who Serve Others"
The mission of the Central California Training Academy (CCTA) is to enhance the ability
of staff in public social services and child welfare agencies to protect children
and to prevent placement whenever possible.
Through the Academy, child welfare workers will have greater access to current and
state-of-the-art child welfare practices, thereby leading to more competent workers
in the field.