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Supervisor training to support principle-driven practice with youth in foster care


  • Atukpawu, Grace
  • Mertinko, Elizabeth
  • Graham, Elliott
  • Denniston, John (Jack)


In 2005, the Children's Bureau (CB) published a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled Training of Child Welfare Agency Supervisors in the Effective Delivery and Management of Federal Independent Living Services for Youth in Foster Care. This FOA built on the work of 12 projects funded by the CB in 2000 that focused on the development of training curricula for child welfare practitioners. A key finding from these earlier projects was that in order for supervisors to support the casework efforts of their staff, they need training on youth development to better understand the unique developmental and service needs of youth in out-of-home care.

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  • Atukpawu, Grace & Mertinko, Elizabeth & Graham, Elliott & Denniston, John (Jack), 2012. "Supervisor training to support principle-driven practice with youth in foster care," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 680-690.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:4:p:680-690
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.12.015

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    1. Lemon, Kathy & Hines, Alice M. & Merdinger, Joan, 2005. "From foster care to young adulthood: The role of independent living programs in supporting successful transitions," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 251-270, March.
    2. Montgomery, Paul & Donkoh, Charles & Underhill, Kristen, 2006. "Independent living programs for young people leaving the care system: The state of the evidence," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 28(12), pages 1435-1448, December.
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