Workforce Development Month

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2022 Save The Date

Next year's Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week will be September 12-16, 2022 and the Recognition Event will be held on September 13, 2022. Please save the date and subscribe to our newsletter to learn what we're planning for 2022! Until then, leaders of child welfare programs can utilize NCWWI's Workforce Development Framework to guide your workforce development strategies. Social Work Educators can review our special collection of resources on preparing students for practice in child welfare. Current and future child welfare professionals can review our 1-pager, 6 Ways to Keep Learning, and follow us on social media to conveniently receive information about new resources, best practices in the field, and self-care tips. And we encourage everyone to continue to lift up and recognize colleagues and staff throughout the year.

2021 Thank You For Celebrating With Us

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2021! We are honored that you are in this field with us and hope that you will carry all of the messages of appreciation from this year's Child Welfare Worker Recognition Event with you as you continue to work on behalf of children, youth, and families.


In September 2017, NCWWI celebrated the first National Child Welfare Workforce Development Month. Our interest was to help child welfare programs develop a comprehensive approach to improving the health of their workforce by sharing NCWWI tools and resources. It was also to honor the hard work of child welfare professionals in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families in our communities. That same year, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution to recognize September as "National Workforce Development Month" in order to promote federal workforce development investments to ensure the country's economic competitiveness. Every year we look to build on the original celebration by finding new and exciting ways to show appreciation to our workforce. We hope you'll celebrate with us every September.