Youth Work Supervision: Supporting Practice through Reflection

Jocelyn Wiedow

Abstract


The role of a youth work supervisor is critical in supporting frontline staff to develop and strengthen their skills to provide high-quality programs for youth. This article emphasizes the need for supervisors to create a staff-centered approach to reflection. Key elements of strong youth work supervision include building trust with staff, embedding reflection into supervisory practice, and seeking continued support to improve supervisory practice. Examples from the field illustrate how these components can look in practice.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2017.482

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