Developing Models of Effective Child Welfare
Staff Recruitment and Retention Training:
This inspired team brought years of child and family service experience and a sense of urgency to the work that comes from “knowing” that children and their families need a stable workforce to help them realize their potential and that effective child and family service supervisors hold the key to staff retention.
We wish to thank the Michigan Department of Human Services and the Michigan Federation for Children and Families for providing resources and support for this project.
Special thanks to our advisory committee members who generously volunteered their stories, expertise and time in reviewing and testing the materials for this grant and the workbook series: Staff Retention in Child and Family Service.
These people and their agencies include:
- Cindy Ahmad, Training Manager, Michigan Department of Human Services
- Elizabeth Carey, Executive Director, Michigan Federation for Children and Families
- Chris Durocher, Foster Care Trainer, Michigan Department of Human Services
- Monaca Eaton, Outreach Specialist, Michigan State University, School of Social Work
- Margaret Frausto, Director of Organizational Development, Judson Center
- Kris Henneman, Vice President, Spaulding for Children
- Rose Homa, Executive Assistant, Michigan Federation for Children and Families
- Vito Lentini, Staff Development Coordinator, Wedgwood Christian Services
- Deborah McCormack, President, Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties
- Jeff Roley, Professional Development and Training Coordinator, Eagle Village
- Margaret Whalen, Evaluator, Michigan State University, School of Social Work
Finally, we appreciate the many individuals and agencies that participated in testing curriculum materials. We are especially grateful to the agencies that partnered with us to test the workbooks in depth over a period of several months.
These agencies are:
- Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties, Flint, Michigan
- Judson Center, Royal Oak, Michigan
- Spaulding for Children, Southfield, Michigan
This project is funded in part by a financial assistance award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grant # 90CT0113/01 CFDA # 93.648