Cultural Appreciation in Supervision

Live 2 Hour Virtual Training
September 22, 2021
11:00 Pacific, 1:00 Central, 2:00 Eastern

Providing quality supervision is crucial to delivering quality services to children and families and is a complex process that requires many different skills and strategies. But, almost always the quality of supervision will relate to the quality of the supervisory relationship. There are many factors which influence the supervisory relationship and a large number have cultural components. This highly interactive workshop will examine the cultural components of supervisory relationships and suggest strategies for both parties to achieve a level of cultural appreciation for the other. Participants are encouraged to bring real live examples from their practice for discussion. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the definition of “Cultural Appreciation” and how it differs from the  quest for “Cultural Competence”
  • Participants will identify at least 5 cultural factors that may be impacting their current supervisory relationships
  • Participants will reflect on some cultural biases they may have regarding supervision and service delivery
  • Participants will identify at least two strategies to better understand and appreciate different cultural dynamics in their supervisory relationships.

CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Relationship and Communication

ACYCP Members (membership subject to verification): $15 

Please contact Michael Mitchell or the CYC Office to get the discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.

2 Class Hours

Created by

Frank Delano, LMSW

Frank has over 40 years experience in a wide variety of roles in Child and Youth Care including Child Care Worker, Unit Director, and Senior Manager. He also spent 20 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. He has published and trained extensively on supervision, leadership, cultural appreciation and a wide variety of other topics. Frank has presented at numerous National and International Conferences and agencies in 9 different countries. 


 Noor Almaoui, LCSW 

Noor is a biracial, trilingual world traveler. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has had experience working directly with vulnerable populations such as foster youth, at risk children and families and adults experiencing homelessness throughout Southern California. Noor completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters in Social Work at California State University, Northridge. Noor began her career at Casa Pacifica in Ventura County as a behavioral therapist working with foster youth and at-risk children and families. While at Casa Pacifica, she also took on positions as a clinical case manager for the agency suicide prevention hotline program as well as case manager for the intensive family services program, preventing families from further involvement in the child welfare system. Noor later moved to Los Angeles County and conducted professional trainings for social service providers on important topics such as cultural diversity, burnout prevention, harm reduction and overdose prevention throughout the county. Noor returned to direct service and worked as a mental health consultant for a multidisciplinary team which consisted of conducting crisis management and temporary therapeutic support to help individuals experiencing homelessness link to housing and supportive services throughout LA County. Noor has conducted long-term individual therapy with a wide range of age groups and is currently a Clinical Supervisor for various community based mental health programs, such as Wraparound and Full Service Partnership, at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services in Los Angeles County.