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Child Welfare Supervision

Child Welfare Supervision Author Cathryn C. Potter
ISBN-10 0199724032
Release 2009-03-23
Pages 416
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Supervisors have a pivotal position in the child welfare workforce: they recruit and retainthe best employees, move agencies to best practice frameworks, and create a sustaining positive organizational climate. Child welfare supervisors must lead a stressed workforce operating in a bureaucratic environment, and always with the knowledge that children's lives are at stake. They need and deserve a book oriented to the reality of their work. Child Welfare Supervision connects theory and practice to provide an overview of the most relevant and sound approaches to supervision. In thirteen illuminating chapters, Child Welfare Supervision translates generic principles of supervision and management and organizational theory to the specifics and reality of the child welfare practice environment. The result is a comprehensive, integrated resource for child welfare supervisors that gives them the tools and information to succeed in the fast-paced and intense world of child welfare. - Covers a wide range of must-have skills for supervisors including leadership, developing worker performance, managing the Child Welfare unit, working beyond the agency, managing performance, providing clinical supervision, and respecting diversity - Features case studies and scenarios that illustrate key points and competencies - Brings together the latest research and literature review with a pragmatic approach to child welfare supervision and case studies illustrate key concepts. -Each chapter concludes with reflection questions that can be assigned for a class or used in an agency to generate thoughtful discussion.

Child Welfare for the Twenty first Century

Child Welfare for the Twenty first Century Author Gerald P. Mallon
ISBN-10 9780231525350
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 784
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The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), which became law in 1997, elicited a major shift in federal policy and thinking toward child welfare, emphasizing children’s safety, permanency, and well-being over preserving their biological ties at all costs. The first edition of this volume was the earliest major social work textbook to map the field of child welfare after ASFA’s passage, detailing the practices, policies, programs, and research affected by the legislation’s new attitude toward care. This second edition highlights the continuously changing child welfare climate in the U.S., including content on the Fostering Connections Act of 2008. Gerald P. Mallon and Peg McCartt Hess have updated the text throughout, drawing from real world case examples, using data obtained from the national Child and Family Services Reviews and emerging empirically based practices. They have also added chapters addressing child welfare workforce issues, supervision, and research and evaluation. Divided into four sections—child and adolescent well-being, child and adolescent safety, permanency for children and adolescents, and systemic issues within services, policies, and programs—this newly edited volume provides a current understanding of family support and child protective services, risk assessment, substance and sexual abuse issues, domestic violence issues, guardianship, reunification, kinship and foster family care, adoption, and transitional living programs. Recognized scholars, practitioners, and policy makers also discuss meaningful engagement with families, particularly Latino families; health care for children and youth, including mental health care; effective practices with LGBT youth and their families; placement stability; foster parent recruitment and retention; and the challenges of working with immigrant children, youth, and families.

Interactional Supervision

Interactional Supervision Author Lawrence Shulman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032734918
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 351
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"Interactional Supervision" offers practical strategies for formal and informal supervision and helps human services supervisors develop skills for working with staff individually and in groups. Shulman's real-life strategies identify and explain management skills needed in every phase of supervisory work. Based on his extensive research, Shulman presents solutions to problems that supervisors face on a day-to-day basis. Special Features: Packed with case examples to demonstrate successful techniques; Provides successful techniques field-tested in holistic studies; Describes research findings and includes summaries in all chapters.

Practical Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Practical Clinical Supervision for Counselors Author Lisa Langfuss Aasheim
ISBN-10 9780826107862
Release 2011-10-21
Pages 333
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Supervision in Social Work

Supervision in Social Work Author Alfred Kadushin
ISBN-10 9780231525398
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 656
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First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare reform and managed health care, have increasingly emphasized the need for efficient and accountable administration of health and social services in the private and public sectors. This fifth edition confronts issues raised by these developments, including budgetary allocation and staff management, the problems of worker burnout and safety, the changing demographics and growing diversity of the supervising workforce, evidence-based and licensure supervision, and performance appraisal. Praise for previous editions: “The continuation of a classic! As always, this book is a joy to read, replete with numerous case examples to illustrate the major principles.”—Cynthia D. Bisman, Bryn Mawr College “Excellent.”—Social Work “A thought-provoking and comprehensive resource for students, faculty, and human services staff.”—Peter J. Pecora, senior director, research services, Casey Family Programs

Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services Author Diane Depanfilis
ISBN-10 0788119486
Release 1992-07-01
Pages 98
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Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.

Self care in Social Work

Self care in Social Work Author Kathy Cox
ISBN-10 0871014440
Release 2013
Pages 185
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Social workers encounter a number of unique forms of occupational stress on a daily basis. The more thoroughly they understand the stressors they face, the better-prepared social workers will be able to manage them successfully. Self-Care in Social Work is a guide to promote effective self-care tailored to the needs of social workers, including both individual and organizational approaches. On a personal level, it goes beyond the typical prescriptions to exercise, eat well, sleep more, and get a massage or meditate. In fact, the book is based on the premise that self-care should not be an add-on activity only happening in the rare instance there is some free time. Instead, it is conceptualized as a state of mind and considered an integral part of a social worker's training. In Self-Care in Social Work, the reader is taught how to approach individually oriented self-care through the development of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-efficacy. At the organizational level, readers are guided through a process of learning about areas of match and mismatch between themselves and their agency structure and culture. The book is timely in that the economic downturn has put pressure on agencies to do more with less, which ultimately leads to stress. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are topics that students, instructors, practitioners, and administrators are concerned about. A practical guide to stress management and approaches to self-care, this book includes narratives gathered from both students and practitioners in the field. It is an excellent resource for social workers, counselors, and mental health professionals in education.--Back cover.

The Effective Health Care Supervisor

The Effective Health Care Supervisor Author Charles R. McConnell
ISBN-10 9781284054552
Release 2014-08-15
Pages 550
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"I have seen numerous texts and this is the best. Students at the grad level and in the field really benefit from it. Thanks for a quality publication."--John A. Romas, MPH, PhD, Health Science, Department, Minnesota State UniversityThe Eighth Edition of this best-selling text continues to offer proven, hands-on, practical applications of both classic and current management principles in the healthcare setting. Packed with strategies, techniques, and tools to build or reinforce your management skills and meet the never-ending challenges that one may face daily as a healthcare supervisor, students and professionals alike will benefit from this classic guidebook that is now more reader-friendly and accessible.Key Features Deals with the fundamentals of management as applied by those who supervise in healthcare organizations. Information reflects the unique character of the health care organization Valuable as a classroom tool and also as working guide, a text students will want to hang on to and refer to laterPedagogy Intro Quote Chapter Objectives "Situation" Dialogues Questions for Review and Discussion "Exercise" Notes

Social Work Supervision

Social Work Supervision Author Ming-sum Tsui
ISBN-10 9781452238579
Release 2004-06-23
Pages 200
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A book on social work supervision is desperately needed to bridge the gap between the demands of the field and the absence of literature. Social Work Supervision: Contexts and Concepts aims to provide readers with basic knowledge of theories, research, and practice of supervision. The book addresses the needs of social work supervisors, frontline practitioners, students, and educators and contains a comprehensive literature review of the historical development, theories and models, and empirical research studies of the subject. Equally important, this is a book from practice experience in supervision that enhances the competence of supervisory practice. It will help social workers, supervisors, and administrators to realize and revitalize their "mission" in social work, that is, to benefit clients.

Social Work Case Management

Social Work Case Management Author Michael J. Holosko
ISBN-10 9781483374482
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 448
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Social Work Case Management: Case Studies From the Frontlines by Michael J. Holosko is an innovative book that equips readers with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective case management practitioners in a variety of health and human service organizations. A must-read for students and professionals in social work, this important work introduces a unique Task-Centered Case Management Model built around the unifying principles of the profession—person-in-environment, strengths-based work, and ecological perspective. Over twenty case studies by case managers and professionals offer innovative practice insights, illustrating the practice roles and responsibilities of today's case managers and the realities of conducting case management in today’s growing, exciting, and challenging field.

Supervising Child Protective Services Caseworkers

Supervising Child Protective Services Caseworkers Author Thomas D. Morton
ISBN-10 0788119206
Release 1994
Pages 86
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Provides the foundation for supervisory practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). It describes the roles & responsibilities of the CPS supervisor, & provides practice-oriented advice on how to carry out supervisory responsibilities. Designed for CPS supervisors & administrators, but it also may be helpful to child welfare agency staff who provide training for supervisory personnel & to schools of social work as they prepare new social workers for the child welfare field. Also includes a glossary of terms & a bibliography.

Security Supervision and Management

Security Supervision and Management Author IFPO
ISBN-10 9780128004890
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 668
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Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, fills the basic training needs for security professionals who want to move into supervisory or managerial positions. Covering everything needed from how to work with today’s generation security force employees to the latest advances in the security industry, Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, shows security officers how to become a more efficient and well-rounded security professional. Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, is also the only text needed to prepare for the Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) designation offered by International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO). The IFPO also publishes The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends, now in its 8th edition. Core text for completing the Security Supervision and Management Program/Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) designation offered by IFPO Contributions from more than 50 experienced security professionals in a single volume Completely updated to reflect the latest procedural and technological changes in the security industry Conforms to ANSI/ASIS standards

Dismissal Doesn t Have to be Difficult

Dismissal Doesn t Have to be Difficult Author Chet Harry Elder
ISBN-10 1578860997
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 135
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Author Chet H. Elder provides school administrators with a simple method, called Exit Counseling, to rid their schools of mediocre, marginal, and incompetent teachers. He teaches principals how to build a case and document it so tightly that virtually any union challenge will fail. His theory is simple straightforward, clear, and concise.

Strategic Supervision

Strategic Supervision Author Peter J. Pecora
ISBN-10 9781412915434
Release 2010
Pages 234
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Strategic Supervision is a brief, practical guide to the most important aspects of supervisory leadership and personnel management within the social work environment. This is an applications-oriented book aimed at helping practitioners to problem-solve, lead teams and support multi-cultural and other forms of diverse staffing. A hands-on guide, designed for working with employees having performance difficulties and explaining how using a clear, but thorough, performance planning and review process is essential to best practice. It also offers a management tool for working with Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and other nondiscriminatory practices in hiring and promotion activities.

Policy Practice

Policy   Practice Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000061868007
Release 2009
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Policy Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Policy Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Policy Practice book for free.

The Supervisor s Companion

The Supervisor s Companion Author Jeanne Thomas Hugg
ISBN-10 1482667649
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 188
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The Supervisor's Companion provides practical guidelines for supervisors and managers using relevant stories and a bit of humor so that learning this material is enjoyable and useful. With a strong emphasis on developing effective communication skills, this book is designed to help the supervisor and employee succeed. Active listening, micromanagement, meeting management, delegating, motivation and the importance of managing up are discussed with the intent to provide positive and productive solutions to these work issues. This book is an engaging read that has been organized to be a useful reference tool for all supervisors and managers.

Supervisory Relationships

Supervisory Relationships Author Tamara L. Kaiser
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020515768
Release 1996
Pages 181
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This book teaches supervisors and supervisees to anticipate the workplace issues they may face and provides them with valuable insights about what really goes on in the supervisory relationship. Because such a range of real-life situations are presented, readers reap the benefit of being confronted with workplace situations it might take them years to run across. The diverse vignettes, drawn from clinical practice in a variety of settings, lend a powerful dynamic to this practical book and provide a departure point for discussion or even debate about sensitive issues.