Florida Study of Professionals for Safe Families


Recruitment and retention of a workforce continue to be problematic for the Department of Children and Families, Community-based Care agencies, and service providers. High staff turnover puts vulnerable children at greater risk for recurrence of maltreatment and impedes timely intervention and ultimately permanency. Workforce attrition estimates across the state continues to range between 25-60%.

In an effort to address these retention issues, the Institute completed a five-year longitudinal study of 1,500 newly hired CPIs and case managers to examine individual and organizational influences on child welfare employee retention. The Florida Study of Professionals for Safe Families was launched in September 2015 and completed in May 2020.

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2016 Child Protection Summit


Florida State University News, February 12, 2021: FSU research study addresses effects of client violence on child protection workers

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