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  Supervision & Training Resources
NRCOI Resources:
bullet Assessing your Supervisory Training: Trainer's Guide
This NRCOI-sponsored curriculum was developed by Charmaine Brittain with the Butler Institute for Families in 2005. This training is designed to help you systemically assess your agency's supervisor training curricula to determine its strengths and areas needing improvement.
Building a Model and Framework for Child Welfare Supervision
This 2009 publication, developed in conjunction with the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, provides an organizational framework to support and sustain effective child welfare supervision.
bullet Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare Agencies
This 2008 guide provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies or Tribal leadership teams to build a shared understanding of, and commitment to, the value, role, capacity, and development of their training systems.
bullet Managing for Outcomes in Child Welfare: Trainer's Manual
This 2002 training curriculum provides child welfare managers and supervisors with an understanding of the concept of outcomes based management in child welfare, including how outcomes can promote the goals of safety, permanency, and well being for children and families.
Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision: A Participatory Design Process
This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the supervision process utilized by the NRCOI and the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology.
Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision Newsletter
This 2007 issue provides information and resources to help agencies strengthen and support the critical role child welfare supervisors play in organizational improvement.
bullet Using Information Management to Support the Goals of Safety, Permanency and Well Being
This 2000 competency-based curriculum is designed to train supervisors on how to use Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems (SACWIS) data to generate information critical to their day-to-day work.
bullet Learning Circles Handout
This handout briefly describes learning circles and includes information on the learning circle process as described by Charmaine Brittain of the Butler Institute for Families. Additional resources and examples are also provided.
NRCOI Teleconferences/Webinars
Supervisors as Leaders of Practice Change: Tools and Approaches
This 2010 webinar highlights learning labs and learning circles as tools to support supervisors and help them work more effectively with their staff.
bullet Building an Effective Child Welfare Training System
This 2008 teleconference gives an overview on what an effective child welfare training system looks like and provides an analytic framework that leadership can use to assess the extent to which its training system produces a range of professional development opportunities.
Strengthening Supervision
This 2007 teleconference features the work of the Southern Regional Quality Improvement Center, and what has been learned about clinical supervision methods that have a positive impact on worker retention, case practice, and child and family outcomes.
Resources from Other Organizations:
bullet Leadership Academy for Supervisors
The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) offers a free web-based training that provides a unique learning opportunity for child welfare supervisors to enhance their leadership skills.
bullet Management & Supervision Resources Library
The Child Welfare Information Gateway hosts an abundant library of supervision resources and materials.
bullet Promoting Structured Clinical Casework Supervision in Public Child Welfare: Curriculum Outlines and Selected Materials
This document highlights the materials gathered by the Southern Regional Quality Improvement Center from their clinical casework supervision projects within Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Supervision: The Safety Net for Front-Line Child Welfare Practice
This report is from a Think Tank Symposium held in February, 2011 by the NASW Center for Workforce Studies & Social Practice, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, and Casey Family Programs. Focusing on the critical role the supervisors play in supporting and sustaining the workforce, this report also includes an extended supervision resource list. You can visit the website at:!
bullet Supervisory Training: Putting the Pieces Together
This 2007 curriculum, developed by Charmaine Brittain with the Butler Institute for Families, is based on Kadushin's functional model of supervision and is divided into three modules: Administrative, Educational, and Supportive Supervision. Available for use by the child welfare field, this curriculum has been utilized and adapted by a number of different States.



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