Learning Programs

Teaming – A Framework of Practice

A Learning Program for NYC Child Protection Staff

About Teaming – A Framework of Practice

Teaming is an innovative approach to child welfare casework, in which individual casework is supplemented with a team approach on selected cases. Teaming shifts responsibility for case outcomes and progress from the individual caseworker to the entire casework team. This collaborative approach challenges and changes the traditional paradigm of how casework services are provided to families, how caseworkers are supervised, how casework is distributed and how activities are conducted in the agency office. Teaming often involves assigning responsibility for accomplishing case tasks to both a primary and a secondary caseworker, along with the input and assistance of other team members. Supervision is transformed into a facilitated group process with all members of the group contributing their expertise to addressing the needs of the case.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for staff who work in Child Protection.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Learn how the Teaming model can support the effectiveness of CPS staff in supporting families.
  • Be able to collectively utilize critical thinking skills and Principles of Partnership during Group Supervision to support each other and their work with the families as it relates to safety, permanency and well-being.
  • Learn the Six Principles of Partnership and understand their relationship to the Teaming approach.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • A four-day instructor-led workshop.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.

Upcoming Dates