Maryland Child Welfare Workforce Recruitment, Selection and Retention Study Project Report
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DescriptionIn response to the growing national concerns about staff recruitment and turnover within the child welfare workforce, (GAO, 2003), Maryland has made a commitment to assess its current child welfare workforce situation. Recognizing the importance of this issue to the provision of quality care to children and their families, the Maryland state legislature passed House Bill 799/Senate Bill 792 (Child Welfare Accountability Act, 2006) mandating that the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) commission a twelve-month study on child welfare workforce recruitment and retention to be carried out by the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Researchers in conjunction with DHR advisory members and experts in the field of child welfare research conducted a mixed-method study to better understand the current child welfare workforce situation. Data was collected to describe the child welfare workforce, to guide actionable recommendations for change, and to create baseline data for evaluating the success of any future change strategies implemented by DHR.
SponsorsThis study was completed for (and in collaboration with) the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR), Social Services Administration (SSA) through a contract with the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. The Maryland State Legislature mandated this study in HB 799, The Child Welfare Accountability Act of 2006. Funds for this study were provided by the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Services Administration.
KeywordChild welfare workers
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/3540
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