Quarterly Supervisors’ Forums

The Quarterly Supervisor’s Forum is a Virtual Presence Communication (VPC) venue to discuss Child Welfare policy information with county/tribal social services supervisors. DHS staff, including policy consultants, Quality Assurance reviewers and Social Services Information System (SSIS) staff will partner with counties and tribes to discuss current topics and provide training to child welfare supervisors.

Topics for Quarterly Supervisors’ Forums are developed from results of the Minnesota Child and Family Service Reviews. Forums address common challenges and highlight policies and practices that can support supervisors’ efforts to strengthen practice and improve outcomes for children and families.

Flyers and handouts for the individual forums, along with information about registration and VPC sites will be added to this website as available. Handouts from all previously held forums are located at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Forum: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (9:00-12:00)

Title: Foster Care Re-entry


Click here to view the Forum Flyer (PDF)


Quarterly Supervisors’ Forums Archives


Forum Topic

November 27, 2012

Child Maltreatment Report Screening Practices

May 29, 2012

Casework Visits with Children: What’s New?

March 6, 2012

Fathers: It’s About the Children

November 29, 2011

Achieving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth Youth Engagement

August 23, 2011

Achieving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth (Part II)

May 17, 2011

Achieving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth

February 22, 2011

Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

November 12, 2009

Assessing and Involving Fathers/Non-Resident Parents in Child Welfare Cases

August 11, 2009

Supporting Timely Adoptions

May 6, 2009

Caseworker Visits with Children in Foster Care

February 10, 2009

Child and Family Visitation

October 8, 2008

Promoting Safety Practices

May 13, 2008

Flexible Practice Within Family Group Decision Making Models

February 19, 2008

Federal CFSR

May 16, 2007

QA Tool Kit Updates (2007)

February 5, 2007

Safety and Risk Assessment and Planning

October 19, 2006

Assessing Needs and Providing Services to Foster Parents

July 20, 2006

Trial Home Visits

April 25, 2006

MnCFSR QA Tool Kit (2006)

January 19, 2006

MnCFSR Program Improvement Plan

October 25, 2005

Considering Safety

July 20, 2005

Engaging and Involving Fathers

April 27, 2005

Visitation Practices Issues

January 26, 2005

Relative Search Best Practices

October 27, 2004

Worker Visits with Child

Contact Karen.beaumont@state.mn.us for a recording of a Quarterly Supervisors’ Forum.

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