511-SC1-LLS: Casework Supervision Learning Lab (6 hours)
This learning lab is designed to help participants practice applying critical thinking skills to various casework practice issues and dilemmas. The main part of the lab involves viewing a DVD entitled, Failure to Protect: The Taking of Logan Marr. This DVD has three parts: Part One tells the tragic story of a 5-year-old girl whose death in foster care promoted the state of Maine to reexamine its child welfare policies. Part Two follows caseworkers in Bangor, Maine as they struggle to make decisions that child welfare professionals face daily. Part Three brings together national experts gathered in a town meeting to confront a hypothetical child welfare case and to explore how they would make difficult decisions. The viewing of the DVD will be interspersed with dialog and guided discussions to help participants practice critical decision-making skills as they apply to casework supervision.
While this learning is part of the Supervisor Core series, it is designed for participation by both new and seasoned supervisors. The focus is on critical thinking and decision making wiht an emphasis on supervising effective home visits. You can register for an attend the learning lab in the Core series, or you can contact your RTC to request that the learning lab be offered independently in your area.
The OCWTP also has many supervision-specific opportunities for online learning through an online learning library called Essential Learning.
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Specialized and related training for supervisors is offered throughout the state. If you are allowed to travel outside of your region, you are permitted to take training at any RTC.
Specialized supervisor topic areas (classifications) and competencies can be accessed on the Universe of Competencies pages of this site, which will also direct you on how to search by competencies and classifications in E-Track.