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CWDS Coaching Corner Podcasts
The CWDS Coaching Corner is a series of podcasts for coaches coaching in the child welfare field. On each episode, join James Coloma as he talks with special guests on topics related to coaching the child welfare workforce. These podcasts are produced through the CWDS (formerly Public Child Welfare Training Academy) Radio through the Academy for Professional Excellence at San Diego State University School of Social Work. Hosted, produced and edited by James Coloma, with assistance from Val Ryan. Logo by Kathy Collins. Podcast name by Amy Jaffe.
Preparing for Your First Coaching Session – Bill James
Setting Agreements to Guide Coaching in the Field – Dawn Schoonhoven Scott
Remaining in a Space of Inquiry – Nancy Satterwhite
Cultural Humility – Darlene Hill
Social Work Privilege – Steven Wells
Motivational Interviewing – Dr. Melinda Hohman and Bill James
Solution-Focused Questions – Bill James
Writing Harm Statements – Wayne Rutledge
Writing Danger Statements – Wayne Rutledge
Mapping with Families – Bill James
Case Planning with Families – Kim Giardina
Building Safety Networks – Amy Jaffe
Safety Planning with Families Using SOP – Kim Giardina
Academy Coaching Forms – Carrie Gibson
Use of Scoreboard – Mary Garrison
Core 3.0 – Irene Becker
Stories from the Field
CWDS has rolled out coaching to workers, supervisors and leaders across the Southern region.
Coaching at the leadership level supports the development of a learning culture and practice improvement at all levels of the organization. It assists leaders in taking action to reach goals and strengthen peer support.
Leadership coaching allows managers and executive leadership to work with a coach on anything from specific child welfare skills to broaden leadership skills. It may focus on business processes, supervision and management of staff, implementation planning, use of data in child welfare management, continuous quality improvement strategies, co-management of teams, strengths-based leadership skills and any other topic that will enhance leadership capacity. For more information see the Leadership Coaching Flyer.