Making the Most of Your Weekly Supervision Sessions

For this week’s tip, we turn to GGK and RE-MAP trainer Zoe Lemme. In this post she addresses a question that comes up frequently as programs work toward creating a program culture that supports the work that Home Visitors are doing with families utilizing the GGK and GGF curricula. One Home Visitor asks “What can I do to feel better prepared for my weekly supervision?”

Zoe explains that, generally speaking, as you prepare to discuss each family, you will want to think about how you will share the following in regards to each family during supervision:

  •  What is the quality of the parent-child interactions I’ve been observing?
  • Think about what you have observed around E-Parenting, Getting In Sync, Character Builders, CHEEERS
  • What parenting, family strengthening and other life skills have I been working on with family members?
  • Think about the tools and strategies you have  been using to accomplish this (GGK & GGF Modules and Action Tools)
  • What are the family’s and my own current concerns and priorities/goals?
  • What am I planning to do next? And how will I do that? Where might we go next in GGK & GGF?

Thanks Zoe…great suggestions! The emergent use of the curriculum is a more advance skill that everyone wants to be able to do well. Your thought on being well prepared will help home visitors make the most of the time they have with their supervisor as they increase intentionality in their work with families.

Again, remember, keep the questions coming. If you have any challenges that you would like help with, you can email them to danabroadway@greatkidsinc.org.

 

Recent Posts

Giving Yourself (and Others) Grace

“Can I play the drums again?” they asked. Without giving it a moment of thought, a “no” came out of my mouth. It wasn’t the most convincing ‘no’ ⸺ more of a feeble reaction to the extra effort this activity would require when my patience was already thin. To this child, that no from their warm-hearted aunt sounded negotiable, and the lure of the shiny drum kit won over.

read more

Messy Fun Makes Healthy Brains

As I settle in to write this evening, the blue sky is fading to dark, and the evidence of a busy day lies scattered amongst my home. Stacked dishes fill the kitchen sink, toys decorate the living room floor, and dirty laundry overflows from every hamper.

read more

Growing Resilience

 Why am I talking about trees, you might wonder? Well, yesterday’s incident got me thinking about how unexpected storms can also come up in life, and if we, our families, and our communities are healthy and resilient, we’re in a better place to withstand these pressures and thrive.

read more

Share a Meal…Spread the Love

March is finally here! If you’re like me, you’re eager for this month to arrive. I’m happy to welcome longer days, warmer weather, and a brand-new season. One of the ways my family celebrates the budding trees and blooming flowers is by firing up the grill. You can often find us stacking shish kabobs with colorful peppers, slices of sweet onion, and juicy chunks of pineapple.

read more

Beautiful Bonds Last a Lifetime

Almost a decade later, when I reflect on this memory, I can still feel this parent’s presence. At that moment, nothing else mattered in the entire world to this parent. It almost seemed as if time was standing still. Looking back on this memory, it’s obvious what was happening right before my eyes. This parent was fully present with their infant. A secure attachment relationship was forming.

read more

Walking Your Talk

I paused at the entrance to the trail, double-checking that I was prepared for the unknown.  Water, check.  Shoes tied, check. Trail map, check.  I took a deep breath and my first steps into uncertain terrain.  Equal parts eager and apprehensive. 

read more

Growing Great Kids®

Why Choose Great Kids?

Never any recurring licensing fees

Proven Success

Over 37,000 people have been trained to use the Great Kids curricula

Protective Factors – GGK Constructs

Research informed constructs embedded in the Protective Factors Framework

Alignment with Head Start

The Growing Great Kids Home Based Curricula Series exceeds all Head Start Curriculum requirements

Evidenced Based Research

As evidenced by seven independent evaluations, the GGK Curriculum produces outstanding results

Specialized Training Programs 

On-site and virtual training options available

Healthy Families America

The Growing Great Kids curriculum aligns with and builds upon the HFA model approach