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Preventing Caseworker Burnout and Turnover

Preventing Caseworker Burnout and Turnover

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Preventing Caseworker Burnout and Turnover training course

One of the top challenges child welfare agencies face is preventing turnover and retaining caseworkers. Child welfare agencies experience a turnover rate between 23 and 69 percent of their total workforce each year, with some regions more affected than others. High turnover rates negatively impact the safety, stability, well-being, and permanency of children. Foster care children with more than one worker are 60 percent less likely to achieve permanency within Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) expectation of 15 out of 22 months. They also build emotional attachments to their case workers and experience a loss of trusting relationships when case workers leave. Birth parents and foster parents have also expressed frustration with high case worker turnover, which has been attributed to delays in service referrals as well as addressing problem behaviors. This course will explore burnout in the child welfare field and its impact on families as well as how high turnover and caseloads negatively affect case performance. Lastly, this course will discuss ideas to effectively prevent case worker burnout and turnover.

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CE Approvals
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
  • The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)