Supervising Child Protective Services Caseworkers: Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series

About the Course:

This course provides detailed information regarding the supervision of caseworkers whose job is the protection of children living in homes where domestic violence is occurring. Issues addressed include the nature of child protective services supervision, making the transition from caseworker to supervisor, maintaining staff performance standards, and taking care of oneself. A glossary of terms is included, as are listings of selected resources and child abuse reporting telephone numbers.


U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services – Office on Child Abuse and Neglect

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Salus, Marsha K., M.S.W.

About the Author:

CPS supervisor and staff trainer, writer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers and nurses who seek knowledge about supervising child protective services caseworkers. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the functions served by child protective services supervisors.

  2. Identify critical issues in transitioning from caseworker to supervisor.

  3. Explain how to create and maintain an effectively functioning team of child protective services workers.

  4. Apply self-care and staff care concepts to your work as a supervisor.

  5. Familiarize yourself with the information and tools presented in the appendices.

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Course Number: 101195
Credit Hours: 7cr
Exam Fee: $48.79
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Format: Online
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