Supervision Today: What it Means for Child Welfare Practice

The role of the supervisor in child welfare is critical to successful outcomes for children and families. Supervisors take on the daily issues of both the oversight of direct practice as well as the leadership and administrative aspects of managing social work practitioners.

With the goal of learning, networking and the rejuvenation of supervisory practice, the Academy is sponsoring a two-day conference for child welfare supervisors. The multi-dimensional roles that supervision plays in multiple areas of practice will be covered, including methods of interactional supervision, safety organized practice and the supervisor’s role in safety mapping. The benefits of a consultation and information sharing framework, adaptive leadership, performance management and managing information overload will also be explored.

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