Family Support Supervision: Values-Oriented, Strength-Based, and Model-Specific

Supervisors will learn how to develop a relationship with staff that promotes family-centered and strength-based services for families. Leadership that guides and directs in the context of a support professional relationship allows the family support professional to then build supportive relationships with the families they serve.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Fulfill the role and responsibilities of the agency and program goals
  2. Engage in supervision that is reflective and skill-development driven
  3. Use methods and strategies that promote practice that is family-centered, strength-based and solution-focused
  4. Join with family support professionals in determining interventions
  5. Provide guidance and assistance to family support professionals on various elements of family support practice, including: home visits, case notes, parent education groups, goal-setting, professional boundaries, and formal and informal community resources
  6. Communicate best practice standards to staff regularly and ensure that services to families reflect the latest evidence-based practice
  7. Identify training and skill development opportunities for staff

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Iowa Department of Public Health
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Estimated Time to Complete
120 minutes
Skills Addressed