The staff at the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA) would like to take a moment to recognize child welfare workers and supervisors for continuing to support children and families throughout this time of community crisis. In the best of times the work of child welfare is complicated and stressful. As we navigate this new community challenge we are all making adjustments, big and small, and trying to understand what this will mean for us personally and professionally in the coming weeks. As a workforce that provides a critical community service, attending to the safety of our most vulnerable children and families, it is more important than ever to prioritize your own well-being.

As a starting point, we have compiled a list of resources focused on your wellness. We strongly encourage you to identify the ways you will attend to your personal well-being and make a plan to incorporate some of these strategies into your life.

The Training Academy is currently working to move critical training needs online so that we can continue to support you during this time. Although we are not able to provide in-person training at this time our goal is to provide online trainings that are equally beneficial.

Be well,

Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA)