A core function of supervision is to assess child welfare worker knowledge, skills, and abilities against the mission, values, and practice standards of the agency, with the goal of strengthening worker performance. Good supervision is critical to building worker competencies and should aim to reinforce positive social work ethics and values, encourage self-reflection and critical thinking skills, build on training to enhance performance, and support the worker through casework decision-making and crises. Find resources to learn more about and enhance the role the supervisors play in building and sustaining effective permanency teams, including programs and services.
Achieving Permanency: Guidelines for Expectations of County Child Welfare Staff (PDF - 189 KB)
California Permanency for Youth Project
Presents a guide to help agencies clarify permanency expectations with staff, evaluate staff performance, and prioritize permanency tasks.
Promoting Placement Stability and Permanency Through Caseworker/Child Visits: A One Day Training Program (PDF - 631 KB)
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (2008)
Presents a training program designed to improve the visiting skills of caseworkers through an understanding of attachment, strengths-based practice, child development, and interview techniques.