Role of Supervision in Quality Improvement
Child welfare supervisors play a critical role in organizational improvement by linking management goals and initiatives to caseworker practice changes. The following resources, including State and local examples, focus on giving supervisors the tools they need to provide leadership for improved practice and positive outcomes.
Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision (PDF - 388 KB)
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (2007)
Describes key strategies child welfare agencies can use to support the role of supervisors in organizational improvement.
State and local examples
Clinical Supervision in Child Welfare: Themes From Findings of a Multisite Study
Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 9(2), 2006
Tested the impact of the implementation of clinical casework supervision.
Promoting Structured Clinical Casework Supervision in Public Child Welfare: Curriculum Outlines and Selected Materials
Outlines the educational processes implemented in four States to develop the knowledge and skills supervisors need to promote a structured clinical casework supervision approach.
Research and Demonstration Projects Regarding Structured Clinical Casework Supervision in Frontline Child Welfare: Unique Features, Findings, and Program Impacts in Brief
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Southern Regional Quality Improvement Center for Child Protection (2006)
Provides an overview of four projects and compares implementation features and components. The projects included the Arkansas Mentoring Family Service Worker Supervisors Project, the Mississippi Child Protective Service Casework Supervision Project, the Missouri Role Demonstration Model in Child Protective Service Supervision, and the Tennessee Child Protective Services Supervisors Development Project.