• October 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 8

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New Book on Supervision

Child Welfare Supervision, edited by Cathryn C. Potter and Charmaine R. Brittain, provides a practical guide to the topic for supervisors and managers, applying principles of supervision, management, and organizational theory to the child welfare practice environment. Chapters focus on critical areas of child welfare supervision, including:

  • Models of supervision
  • Supervisory leadership
  • Crucial management skills, such as planning, communication, and decision-making
  • Supervising a child welfare unit
  • The middle management role
  • The intersections of unit and agency and those of agency and community
  • The dynamics of change
  • Diversity issues
  • Worker recruitment and retention
  • Developing worker competence
  • Clinical supervision
  • Managing performance

The book is available from Oxford University Press: www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/SocialWork/?view=usa&ci=9780195326765

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