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Ohio: Supportive Coaching Model & Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)

This presentation excerpt includes a discussion of the role of supervision and coaching in child welfare agencies and describes how secondary traumatic stress (STS) can impact workers. Multiple Ohio county child welfare agencies participated in the QIC-WD needs assessment and decided that an intervention to address coaching and STS could strengthen the child welfare workforce across the state. The presenter explains the planned intervention and the need to test supportive supervision in the field of child welfare.