• Factors influencing retention of child welfare staff: a systematic review of research: a report from the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research conducted in collaboration with University of Maryland School of Social Work Center for Families & Institute for Human Services Policy

      Zlotnik, Joan Levy; DePanfilis, Diane; Daining, Clara; McDermott Lane, Melissa; Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR); Univerisity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Center for Families & Institute for Human Services Policy (2005-06)
      A systematic review of research and outcomes studies related to recruitment and retention in child welfare. Although there have been numerous literature reviews that report that there are organizational and personal factors that affect recruitment and retention, there has been no systematic review of research studies to more fully examine “what works” in regard to recruitment and retention in child welfare and to illuminate the specific methodology and definitions used to frame those studies. It is hoped that by synthesizing the results across studies, practitioners, researchers, educators, policy makers, and administrators in the child welfare field may use lessons learned to take steps to increase the retention of a competent child welfare workforce. (from Executive Summary)
    • Retention of Child Welfare Staff: Implications for Social Work Education and Research

      Zlotnik, Joan Levy; DePanfilis, Diane; Council on Social Work Education--Annual Program Meeting (2006-02-18)
      This presentation given at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting on February 18, 2006 is a summary of the strategy and outcomes detailed in "Factors Influencing Retention of Child Welfare Staff: A Systematic Review of Research: A Report from the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research Conducted in collaboration with University of Maryland School of Social Work Center for Families & Institute for Human Services Policy."