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Child welfare supervision : a practical guide for supervisors, managers, and administrators

Author: Cathryn C Potter; Charmaine Brittain
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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"Supervisors have a pivotal position in child welfare workforce: they recruit and retain the best employees, move agencies to best practice frameworks, and create a sustaining positive organization 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Child welfare supervision.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008026998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathryn C Potter; Charmaine Brittain
ISBN: 9780195326765 0195326768
OCLC Number: 500809972
Notes: Title from e-book title screen (viewed Dec. 18, 2009).
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 375 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Child Welfare Supervision: An Overview ; 2. Models of Social Work Supervision ; 3. Supervisors as Leaders: A Critical Dimension for Organizational Success ; 4. Management Essentials for Child Welfare Supervisors ; 5. The Child Welfare Unit ; 6. Maximizing the Middle Management Role in Child Welfare ; 7. The World Beyond the Unit ; 8. Working in Changing Environments ; 9. Beyond the Question of Color: Diversity Issues in Child Welfare Supervision ; 10. Getting and Keeping the Best People ; 11. Developing Worker Competence ; 12. Clinical Supervision in Child Welfare ; 13. Managing Performance ; Index
Responsibility: edited by Cathryn C. Potter, Charmaine R. Brittain.

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"Supervisors have a pivotal position in child welfare workforce: they recruit and retain the best employees, move agencies to best practice frameworks, and create a sustaining positive organization 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 Supervisions connects theory and practice to provide an overview of the most relevant and sound approaches to supervision."--Jacket.

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