Permanency Academy for Supervisors and Program Managers

Permanency Academy provides child welfare supervisors and managers with a series of learning sessions focused on the skills, strategies and interventions child welfare leaders can use to address permanency options for all children served by child welfare.

After completing the Permanency Academy, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize new and/or refined safety organized practice (SOP) skills and strategies toward building a collaborative, partnership-based relationship with children and families in care
  • Understand the value and application of adaptive leadership
  • Recognize additional strategies and interventions to address options for permanency
  • Increase networking and regional consistency of practice among supervisors in Northern California

 While each session of the Permanency Academy will be guided by the participants, their specific challenges, a focus on workforce development and improved permanency outcomes, a sample of topics to expect includes: secondary trauma; using data to understand and support permanency strategies; deepening the practice of SOP; implementation of adaptive leadership into daily supervision; and other topics as identified.

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