Advancing Supervisory Skills in Responding to Children and Families in Crisis

Fri, January 19, 2024
9 am – 12 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Berton, PhD, LICSW, CADC-II

This workshop seeks to help social work supervisors to support staff working with children and families in crisis using various supervision models. Supervisors will learn to guide their staff in assessing the diverse needs, strengths, and limitations of their clients. The workshop will also explore techniques to support staff in ethical practice and effective communication with children, family members and family groups.

Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):

  1. Support supervisees in understanding and recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents
  2. Teach supervisees to comprehensively assess the needs of children and their families in crisis
  3. Engage supervisees in collaborating with inter-professional teams to engage appropriate systems in response to clients’ needs
  4. Guide supervisees in developing effective communication with children and their families
  5. Support supervisees to use culturally informed, ethical, and equitable approaches to working with children and their families
  6. Assist supervisees in navigating complex issues of confidentiality and mandated reporting in service to children and families