Foundations of Effective Supervision

In this training, participants will explore each supervisory role and its elements in-depth and practice using tools to manage case consultations, professional boundaries, case review/QA, performance evaluations and other topics. This training utilizes lecture, PowerPoint, and large and small group activities. Opportunities for participants to explore out-of-class partnerships with peers will be introduced. The curriculum draws from the very latest and strongest clinical, research and practice findings.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the components of APS culture and how they impact the APS supervisor’s role
  • Identify three key roles for the APS supervisor and practice elements from these roles, including: establishing rapport, determining professional boundaries, utilizing clinical skills and strength-based practice concepts in case consultations, applying a formal case review process, and providing effective feedback
  • Describe the key elements for quality assurance via the case review process
  • Identify ways to effectively structure and utilize unit meetings

A variety of training techniques will be used to engage all styles of adult learners as these complex issues are discussed. Specific tools and strategies will be shared to help caseworkers whose responsibility it is to assess and serve the needs of each child without bias and to ensure the safety of all children in foster care.

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