Supervisors have a significant role in creating the support structure for professionals who provide services to children and families. This module addresses ways to develop a structure that can enhance the casework skills of social workers.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify different types of case conferencing for different purposes
- Structure casework supervisory conferences (individual and group) to elicit specific information about: child and family safety, family’s progress toward case goals, cultural relevance of services provided to families, potential socio-cultural assumptions and biases, and progress toward child welfare outcomes
- Engage supervisees in discussions about critical assessment information (safety, risk, protective capacity, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues) that lead to casework decisions
In addition, successful participants will be able to demonstrate a monitoring strategy to promote fair and equitable treatment of children and families at key decision points throughout the life of a child welfare case.