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Supervisor Training Program

The Department of Children, Youth and Families' vision states, "As active members of the community, we share a vision that all children, youth and families reach their fullest potential in a safe and nurturing environment." Supervisors play a critical role in supporting this vision by providing leadership, education and support. Acknowledging the value of this role, the Child Welfare Institute and the University of Rhode Island Center for Human Services has developed a structured core supervisory training program which will build skills in these areas. The program is practical, hands-on, and incorporates relevant skill building in the following areas:

  • Supervisory Roles and Responsibilities
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Educational Supervision
  • Supervising for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
  • The Competent Supervisor
  • Setting Goals and Performance Practices
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Change Management
In addition, supervisors can also attend a variety of workshops that compliment the core training program. The following topics are available:
  • Personnel Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Using RICHIST for Supervision
  • Legal Liabilities
  • Conducting Agency Clearances and BCIs Using Available Tools
  • Search Tools to Locate Parents/Kinship Resources
  • Values Clarification
  • HIPPA and Confidentiality
  • Family Court Juvenile and Adult Banner
  • Dashboard Reports

Page last updated: December 26, 2012