Friday, December 7, 2012

Our new coaching website has launched

In an effort to make the Coaching in the Field of Child Welfare website more accessible to our valued visitors, we have moved it our main website. The new site can be accessed here.

The brand new site offers several additional features, including coaching videos, access to the Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare Practice, and a news section, where visitors will be able to stay up to date on and contribute to the coaching discussion.

More features will be added to the new website soon, so be sure to bookmark the page on your browsers once you get there.

To visit the Northern California Training Academy's new coaching website, simply click on the link below.

Coaching in the Field of Child Welfare

Friday, July 27, 2012

New Coaching Resource from NRCOI!

The Summer 2012 issue of Child Welfare Matters, the newsletter of the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI), focuses on Coaching in Child Welfare.  This issue highlights seven key components of coaching programs, illustrated by examples from current coaching initiatives in child welfare.  It also offers a brief definition of coaching and the coaching process, profiles the experience of one participant in the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers coaching program, and provides links to coaching resources.   The newsletter is available directly at in PDF, or through the NRCOI website.  Requests for copies can be sent to, and questions can be directed to the NRCOI at 1-800-435-7453.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Coaching: a process by which the coach creates structured, focused interaction and uses appropriate strategies, tools and techniques to promote desirable and sustainable change for the benefit of the learner, in turn making a positive impact on the organization
~ Adapted from Mink, Owen and Mink,  (1993) and Cox Bachkirova and Clutterbuck (2010)