The California Child Welfare Core Practice Model (CPM), which has now been incorporated into the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM), is a unifying framework for California child welfare practice and leadership. (I)CPM aligns and integrates child welfare initiatives, building upon the collaborative, family-centered practices that agency staff at all levels and partners provide children, youth and families to improve engagement, accountability and outcomes. Supervisors play a critical role in supporting (I)CPM implementation at the frontline level and ensuring social workers are “living” the practice behaviors in their work.
This CPM Supervisor Convening is for child welfare supervisors to support the use of the (I)CPM by their teams and agencies, and in direct practice and supervision.
NOTE: This convening consists of two parts offered on separate dates. Participants must attend both “Part 1” and “Part 2” sessions.
This two-part interactive virtual course will include:
- An overview of the (I)CPM, including the practice model components, theoretical framework, values and principles, practice elements, practice behaviors, supervisor leadership behaviors, and use of data.
- Understanding practice elements and practice behaviors, the way these support how we do our work, and how this is informed by a theoretical framework and values.
- Identifying how (I)CPM integrates with Safety Organized Practice (SOP), Child and Family Teams (CFT), and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) to create one integrated approach to best practice.
- Exploring the parallel process between supervisors’ interactions with their staff, and staff’s work with children, families, and partners.
- Application of practice elements and behaviors to uphold the I(CPM) as a foundational framework in the role of the supervisor.
- Cross-county sharing of supervisor leadership behaviors in daily practice and strategies for how supervisors support staff to enact the practice behaviors in their work with children, youth and families.