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National E-Update
Timely, Targeted News & Information from the NCWWI
Issue 2                                                                                                       Fall 2011
Leadership Academy
Middle Managers
Social Work Traineeships

 Overview of 12 BSW/MSW Programs


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On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, from 3-4:15 PM EDT, the NCWWI invites you and your colleagues to Competency-Based Recruitment, Screening and Selection: Strengthening Workforce Capacity, Retention and Organizational Resiliency, the second session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action - A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce. We hope you can join us - REGISTER HERE NOW 



Supplemental Award for Tribal Child Welfare Education & Training  The Children's Bureau has awarded $600,000 in supplemental funding to the NCWWI to support its ongoing American Indian Traineeship programs for BSW and MSW students, and provide for the development of follow-up residential training and coaching to tribal leaders who have completed the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM). READ MORE... 


Federal Trauma-focused CPS Practice Grant Awarded to NCWWI's Traineeship partner at the University of Montana  The University of Montana (UM) School of Social Work has won a $3.2 million grant to address the problems of child abuse and neglect in Indian Country. The discretionary grant - Trauma-Informed & Trauma-Focused Practice in Child Protective Service (CPS) Delivery - will allow the National Native Children's Trauma Center at UM and its partners to help at least three reservations in Montana during the next three years, bring pilot programs to three more reservations elsewhere in the nation and ultimately serve as a model for similar work throughout Indian Country. READ MORE...


NCWWI's Leadership Academy Awarded Prestigious National Training Award  The Workforce Institute received the National Staff Development and Training Association's 2011 Quality Award for its outstanding performance in training for human services employees. This award recognizes the successful development and implementation of the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) and the Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) as cutting edge, innovative approaches that have led to demonstrated quality improvements in participants' learning, behavior and accomplishments. READ MORE...