The following resources help supervisors provide guidance to caseworkers who are dealing with ethical situations and promote ethical practices among their staff.
Clinical Supervision: What to Do and How to Do It
Presents a practical, comprehensive framework for thinking about and providing clinical supervision, including information on ethics and legal issues.
Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions: A Practical Guide
Haynes, Corey, & Moulton (2003)
Emphasizes the tools and skills needed to be an effective supervisor in a variety of settings. Ethics and professional codes are highlighted throughout the text.
CPS Supervisor Development Trainer's Manual
Tennessee Department of Children's Services & University of Tennessee College of Social Work, Office of Research and Public Service (2006)
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Includes a module on ethical decision-making, covering the importance of self assessment and self awareness, the role of values, ethical decision-making models, and supervisory techniques.
NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare (PDF - 135 KB)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (2013)
Provides background information on the development and changes to the standards over the years and definitions of key terms. This publication includes standards for ethics and values; qualifications, knowledge, and practice requirements; professional development; record keeping and confidentiality of client information; cultural competence; supervision; social work administration; and much more.
Supervisors' Toolbox: An On-line Supplement to the Supervisors' Toolbox in Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision
Bernard & Goodyear (2004, 3rd ed.)
Presents an online extension of the book Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision. The site offers links to Internet resources that are relevant to supervision, including ethical and legal issues.