For the last five years, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institution (NCWWI) and the Children's Bureau have celebrated Child Welfare Workforce Development Month during September.
For child welfare programs, it's a time for us focus on how to better support and recognize our workforce. For child welfare professionals, it's an opportunity for them to get reconnected with the reason they got into the field.
As part of that celebration, DCYF recognizes our child welfare staff during Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week held Sept. 13-17. We appreciate all that they do for the families we serve. Their commitment, passion, and compassion are not overlooked.