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November 2006Vol. 7, No. 8Training for Child Welfare Supervisors

The University of Michigan School of Social Work offers an online training program to update the knowledge and skills of child welfare supervisors in public agencies and voluntary agencies providing contractual child welfare services, as well as supervisory personnel in the courts. The training covers child welfare policy and practice as well as supervisory skills.

Federal legislation covered in the training includes the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, the Multi-ethnic Placement Act as amended by the Inter-ethnic Provisions of 1996, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the Foster Care Independence Program. Child welfare practice principles selected for the training include permanency planning, family-centered practice, culturally competent practice, and outcome-based supervision/practice.

[Editor's note: This link is no longer available.]