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Below are descriptions of peer group supervision forms for Stephen Ministers with care receivers. Click the links to download PDFs of the related forms.
It is important to keep track of visits and substantive phone calls and e-mails so that the level of contact being maintained with the care receiver is clear to Group Supervision. Tracking also provides helpful documentation for you as the caregiver on the frequency of interaction and tracking of significant events. You can record your visits in a number of ways:
• Fill out the Contact Record Sheet including the date of contact, who initiated the contact (the Stephen Minister, the care receiver or a third party), the type of contact (a phone call, a face-to-face visit, an e-mail or a happenstance encounter), the length of the contact and any notes helpful for further reference.
• Use an equivalent Excel spreadsheet to input the above data.
• Track visits, phone calls and e-mails in your journal using the Journaling Directions.
Bring the Contact Record Sheet or its equivalent to each Group Supervision meeting. Be prepared to pass it in to the facilitator and to accept it back after the facilitator has reviewed it.
Prior to each peer group supervision meeting, write one or two-sentence answers to the questions on the Check-In Statement form in your journal and share those answers briefly with your supervision group at the check-in time. You might want to print out the Journaling Directions and keep them in your journal.
When preparing for an in-depth report, write out the answers to the questions in either the Stephen Minister’s Progress Report or the Distinctively Christian Care Report prior to the Group Supervision meeting.