Tuesday, April 24, 2012


The National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
awarded 25 certificates today.

Each person completed 18 hours of training on 
Effective Supervision in the Field of Child Welfare

Each person was honored individually for their commitment and contribution to
strengthening families and protecting children in the Moscow and surrounding


IHS - Institute for Human Services has authored and piloted thousands of hours of training - which constitutes competency based training for professionals.  Today was the final day of a three day training of Supervisor Training curricula developed by the Institute - training that will be used for the first time in the Moscow region by most.

Participant after participant thanked NFPCC for bringing this training to Russia.  They identified they did not have an understanding of what supervision meant and how they were to supervise others.  Trainees identified they wanted more and needed more training to continue to grow and develop into an effective supervisor or manager in the child welfare system.

It was a  humbling and awesome experience.  This was a group of professionals - psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, managers and directors.  It is just once again a reminder how how fortunate we are to have quality training materials available at our fingertips.  And another reminder  - the responsibility we have to share what we have, what we know and what we we have learned.

TOMORROW - Compass Conference on "Governmental Child Welfare Policy:  Legislation, Standardization, Practice.

THURSDAY - Heading to Perm to repeat the three day training for staff in the region.

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