Family Support Workforce Study

Family Support Workforce Study

A statewide study of Iowa’s family support workforce is currently underway which seeks to gain a greater understanding of the family support workforce and its organizational contexts, to assess changes in the workforce and the impact of supervision training, and to measure the relationship between workforce issues and family support outcomes.  The overall goal of the study, funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, is to strengthen the workforce and improve the quality of family support services.  Research utilizes survey data from family support providers in direct service, supervisory, and administrative roles across the state to create a profile of the state workforce.