Supporting family-centered practice through supervision: An evaluation of strengths-based supervision

Cynthia Lietz, Megan J. Hayes, Travis W. Cronin, Francie Julien-Chinn

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Strengths-based supervision (SBS) is a model of clinical supervision that was developed to support effective implementation of family-centered practice in public child welfare. An evaluation was conducted to determine the degree to which learning from this 2-day workshop transferred to changes in supervisory practices. Links to pre- and posttest anonymous online surveys were sent through email to the supervisees of the supervisors who participated in the SBS training. Findings suggest that 41% of respondents reported positive changes to the supervision they received in child welfare after their supervisors attended the training. Changes that were discussed in open-ended comments were consistent with the training content. Findings offer implications regarding the benefit of this training for supervisors working in child welfare settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-235
Number of pages9
JournalFamilies in Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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