Core for Supervisors, Module 4: Case Consultation and Critical Thinking: Teaming for Success

Day 1 explores critical thinking and decision-making in the context of child welfare case consultation. Topics include:

  • The components of critical thinking
  • Recognizing and reducing bias
  • Incorporating the voice and choice of the families we work with
  • Consulting with workers in a way that is balanced and informed

After attending Day 1, you will be able to demonstrate strategies that ensure collaborative decision-making with children, youth, and families.


Day 2 gives you an opportunity to apply the concepts of critical thinking and decision-making to help make balanced decisions that incorporate the voice of the family and youth. We’ll also be looking at the tools that help you set expectations around consultation and allow your staff to create consistent, quality consultations.

After attending Day 2, you will be able to apply and support critical thinking skills and cultural humility to strengthen collaborative assessments.

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