Spring 2010

Louisiana Supervisory Teleconference Series

The following is the schedule for the monthly child welfare supervisory teleconferences:

09/08/09 - Introduction to the OCS Supervisors Teleconference Series & Child Welfare Supervision - Gary Mallon, DSW

10/13/09 Overview of the Louisiana supervisors training, the coaching & mentoring project, the clinical training & consultation project, & managing the millennial generation


Guest Marsha Salus 
Marsha K. Salus, M.S.W., is a social work consultant. She has worked in the child welfare field for 28 years and has worked extensively in the State of Louisiana conducting training on basic supervision, coaching and mentoring, and soon clinical supervision. She began her career as a CPS caseworker, and then became a CPS supervisor.  Ms. salus has developed several national curricula for child welfare workers and supervisors, including a number of preservice and inservice training programs for child welfare workers and supervisors in a variety of States. Ms. Salus also has developed a 12-day core supervisory training program entitled "Mastering the Art of Child Welfare Supervision," which she has delivered throughout the country. In addition, she has provided training on all aspects of family violence to multidisciplinary audiences around the country. Ms. Salus has assisted State and local CPS agencies in program development and evaluation, and she has worked with several States to establish standards of practice for child welfare supervision.

Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision as a Key Practice Change Strategy helps leaders and supervisors understand supervisors’ critical roles as change agents and develop plans to implement these roles.

Unit 1: Helping Child Welfare Leaders Re-Conceptualize Supervision

Unit 2: Preparing to Redesign Child Welfare Supervision

Additional Readings:

11/25/09 -Child Welfare Supervision - Another Perspective - Steve Priester, MSW, NRCOI


Steven Preister, Associate Director of the NRC for Organizational Improvement.  Steve provides T/TA to States and Tribes in the following areas: strategic planning, planning for the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) in all its stages, stakeholder involvement, community partnerships, interagency collaboration, systems of care, the service array in child welfare, supervision, training systems and workforce development. Previously, he served for five years as the director of training and technical assistance for the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice. Former positions include serving as the executive director of the National Association for Family-based Services, the deputy executive director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, teaching graduate social work at The Catholic University of America, and directing a family service agency, a university family research center, and a family policy and education foundation.

Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision: A Participatory Design Process (PowerPoint)

12/08/09- Models of Supervision – Crystal Collins Camargo, University of Kentucky


Crystal Collins-Camargo, MSW  Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work

Crystal Collins-Camargo teaches in the masters program at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, specializing in child welfare, supervision and policy. Dr. Collins-Camargo is director of the National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services, a knowledge development initiative that involves multi-site research and demonstration projects assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of provision of child welfare services by private organizations, and the nature of the public/private partnership required in such an approach. She also directed the Southern Regional Quality Improvement Center for Child Protection, which worked in a ten state region to promote knowledge development through research and demonstration projects focusing on the impact of clinical supervision on agency and client outcomes in child welfare as well as forge public agency/university partnerships. She conducts research in child welfare and juvenile court systems. She was formerly program director for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, and worked in the public child protection system as a worker, supervisor and statewide specialist. 

Models Of Child Welfare Supervision: Using Clinical Casework Supervision To Promote Outcomes (PowerPoint)

01/13/10 – Real Life Supervision - In Home Family Based Cases - Monroe and Lake Charles case presentations

02/10/10- Real Life Supervision in Child Protection Cases- Jefferson and Alexandria case presentations

03/10/10- Real Life Supervision in Foster Care Cases - Baton Rouge and Thibodaux case presentations

04/14/10 – Real Life Supervision in Residential Care Cases - New Orleans and Shreveport case presentations

05/12/10 –Real Life Supervision in Adoption Cases - Lafayette and Covington case presentations

06/09/10 – Summary of Learning, Evaluations, Discussion, and Suggestions for Next Year's Series


Building a Model and Framework of Child Welfare Supervision - co-written by the NRCFCPP and NRCOI - Peg Hess and Susan Kanak

Building a Model and Framework for Child Welfare Supervision - Fact Sheet

Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision from the NRCOI Newsletter