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Evidence Base for Avoiding Family Separation in Child Welfare Practice- An analysis of current research

There is a large and growing body of research that demonstrates that early experiences of adversity can have harmful impacts on children’s physical, neurological, and psychological development, with effects that can persist into adulthood. This report will present an overview of the current social...

Taking Care of Yourself

Child welfare work is hard so it is necessary to implement a protective cares framework for taking care of self and others.

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019

In the event of an outbreak in your community, as a parent/caregiver, your first concern is about how to protect and take care of your children and family. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce your stress and help calm likely anxieties. This...

Evidence-Based Management: Origins, Challenges, and Implications for Social Service Administration

Evidence-based management is emerging in the helping professions in response to heightened demands for public accountability and organizational performance. This paper defines evidencebased management and reviews its origins in the health care and business sectors and its recent incorporation into...

Ethical Guidelines for Social Work Supervisors in Rural Settings

Little research literature exists integrating ethics, supervision, and rural/small community practice. This paper reports results of a study conducted by a joint student-faculty team. The study engaged supervisors in rural and small communities in two Midwestern states in semi-structured interviews...

The Surprisingly Weak Evidence Base for Supervision: Findings from a systematic review of research in child welfare practice (2000–2012)

The objective of this study is to ascertain what is known about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of supervision in child welfare in relation to outcomes for consumers/service users, staff and organizations. The evidence base for the effectiveness of supervision in child welfare is...

Factors Influencing Retention of Child Welfare Staff: A systematic review of research

Child welfare agencies need to identify and implement effective strategies to recruit and retain well-qualified staff that has the knowledge, skills and commitment to provide services to our nation’s most vulnerable children and families.

Supervision, Support and Mentoring Interventions For Health Practitioners in Rural and Remote Contexts: An integrative review and thematic synthesis of the literature to identify mechanisms for successful outcomes

This review includes 43 papers that evaluated support strategies for the rural and remote health workforce. Interventions were predominantly training and education programmes with limited evaluations of supervision and mentoring interventions.

Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision

This article highlights the steps four states within the United States have taken in supporting their supervisory staff and shares direct interviews with supervisors.

Building a Model and Framework for Child Welfare Supervision

Tasked with examining the responsibilities and needs of supervisory staff to develop an organizational framework to support effective child welfare supervision, authors developed this resource as a roadmap for agency leaders as they think through ways to build and sustain effective child welfare...

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