A supervision project for family-centered practice for a child welfare agency in Hong Kong
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AbstractThe authors will report a supervision project that was implemented under a
university-agency partnership from 2012 to 2014. Using both a peer learning and a combined service-supervision modality as approaches to the training,
the supervision was rendered by the authors to the staff of an agency
providing out-of-home care services for children in Hong Kong. The aim of the supervision was to enhance the staff’s professional competency in family-centered practice. An exploratory study of a qualitative nature was conducted
to understand the perceived changes in the agency staff after the
supervision and the ways the supervision brought about the changes. The
respondents reported the staff as having changed, after the period of
supervision, with respect to the importance they placed on family work in
the care context, their skills in family assessment, their creativity in services delivery and the adoption of relationship-basis intervention. The agents of
change resulting from the supervision were twofold: the role modeling effect of the consultants and the co-worker experiences occurring between the
consultants and the social workers. The implications of developing and
implementing a supervision project for family-centered practice in social
welfare agency in Hong Kong will be discussed.
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(should be written in English with maximum to 200 words)
Acceptance Date01/09/2016
All Author(s) ListMooly Wong, Monica Yau
Name of Conferencethe 5th CIFA Regional Symposium
Start Date of Conference03/11/2016
End Date of Conference04/11/2016
Place of ConferenceSeoul
Country/Region of ConferenceSouth Korea
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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