Celebrate Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week September 14-18, 2020. Join co-hosts NCWWI and the Children’s Bureau for a one-hour virtual recognition event on September 15 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. It's an opportunity to get inspired and refocused on the heart work. Hear from child welfare leaders and service recipients expressing their appreciation for how you've adjusted your practice to serve families and children under such unprecedented and challenging conditions.

Learn more about our speakers and use our Recognition Event Kit to plan your celebration!

In addition, we hope you will join us to celebrate Child Welfare Workforce Development Month throughout the month of September!

For child welfare programs, it's a time to focus on how to better support and recognize your most important asset - the workforce.

For child welfare professionals, it's an opportunity to get refocused on the heart work. This is about remembering why you do this difficult work, learning new skills that will improve your impact and resilience, and finding ways to lift and support those around you.

For social work students, it’s an opportunity to learn more about child welfare practice and connect with the heart of this work.

For universities and colleges with social work programs, it’s an opportunity to share the highlights of a career in child welfare and recruit students to participate in the specialized child welfare programs that you offer.

More information about Workforce Development Month is available on our website NCWWI.org/CWworkforce.