September 2010Vol. 11, No. 7Supervision Issues and Family Service Procurement
Recent issues of Practice Notes, produced by the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children's Resource Program, explore the topics of excellence in supervision (June) and finding appropriate services for clients (May).
Supervisory practices that can develop staff and improve satisfaction and performance are key ingredients to improved outcomes for families. The June issue of Practice Notes includes articles with tools to strengthen practice and engage caseworkers and families, ways to enhance a unit's performance through partnerships, and developing supervisory skills and best practices.
The May issue of Practice Notes addresses the role of the caseworker as a consumer of services for families. Child welfare professionals need the ability to identify and secure high-quality services for children and families in many areas. Articles on this topic cover the following:
- Current evidence-based practices in children's mental health
- Some commonly prescribed evidence-based interventions
- Meeting children's needs with the medical home approach
- Empowering families and youth to be wise consumers of services