“Gary R. Anderson and Katharine Briar-Lawson have created a valuable roadmap for child welfare agencies and schools of social work to pursue in order to embark on workforce enhancement strategies and service delivery improvements. Strategic Child Welfare Agency-University Partnerships to Advance Workforce Development is chock full of case examples and lessons learned. The chapters’ authors draw from more than 15 years of experience, across multiple states and Tribes, in creating partnerships, holistic assessments, education and training curricula, and leadership development strategies to enhance the quality and competency of the workforce and to address problems of staff recruitment and retention. The focus on trauma-informed care, racial equity, and interagency collaboration addresses current priorities of child welfare service delivery."
—Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, Director Emerita, NASW Social Work Policy Institute