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A SAFETY ORGANIZED APPROACH TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: PERPETRATOR ENGAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Domestic violence can have an impact on the physical and emotional safety of the children and the functioning of the entire family. This hands-on training will engage participants in critical thinking about their practice when there is a perpetrator pattern of coercive control and violence.

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FACILITATOR SIMULATION DAY

Through a parallel simulation experience, the learners will be equipped with confidence and competence to facilitate simulations, specifically how to: create a safe learning environment; guide the Simulation Learning Processes with powerful questions; interweave applicable learning objectives, framework, values, principles into the learning processes; guide small groups of learners during their simulation interviews of family members; and de-brief the learners individually and as a group to highlight lessons learned and opportunities to improve practice.

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Strategies to Support LA DCFS Core Practice Model – 3 DAY ORIENTATION

The course provides an overview of the foundational theories and practices that comprise the framework of safety organized practice. The training will expose the learner to the integrated approach organized around safety and offer opportunities for practicing concrete tools.

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Practices to Support the LA Core Practice Model Module 1: A Questioning Approach

The course provides an opportunity to develop skills that support engagement, cultural humility, and trauma informed approach to working with families by using appreciative inquiry and solution focused questions.

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Advanced SDM Supervisor Training (2 day, Modules 1-4)

Goals for attending this course are to increase knowledge of overall SDM practice to increase supervisors’ value as a staff resource, learn ways to integrate SDM assessments and decisions into key supervisory processes, consider how the SDM model fits with other agency practices, such as family-centered approaches, team decision making, etc. and gain knowledge and skill to help motivate workers to contribute to better outcomes through quality SDM implementation. This series may be taken in modules. Each module is one half day and there are four modules total.

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS: SOP Two Day Orientation

Course will provide information on how to train the SOP Two Day Overview of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS MODULES 9-12

Course will provide information on how to train Modules 9-12 of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS MODULES 5-8

Course will provide information on how to train Modules 5-8 of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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SAFETY ORGANIZED PRACTICE TRAINING FOR TRAINERS MODULES 1-4

Course will provide information on how to train Modules 1-4 of the Safety-Organized Practice to trainers.

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Integrating Safety Organized Practice into Supervisory Practice

This course will give child welfare supervisors and managers the tools to enhance their skills as supervisors related to SOP. By strengthening leaderships understanding of SOP and how to apply it the implementation of SOP in your county will be deepened.

 

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Safety Organized Practice An Overview for County Stakeholders

In-person training of Safety Organized Practice (SOP) for County Stakeholders.

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SOP Module: Mapping with Families

The course provides training on how to conduct a safety mapping with a family, how to use solution-focused questions in the context of a mapping, and how mapping should occur over the life of case in order to engage a family in various planning stages.

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SOP Module: Harm Statements, Danger Statements and Safety Goals

The course provides training on writing and using harm and danger statements and safety goals with families. It will cover how workers can elicit accurate and detailed information from families and use this information to write clear, concise statements that describe: the past worries in a family that have led to involvement with a public child welfare agency; the future worries for the safety of the child(ren) involved, and the goals for what we hope to accomplish with a family. These statements will guide and organize our work with families.

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SOP Module: Interviewing for Safety and Danger and Three Questions to Organize Your Practice

This module will provide a review and introduction to Safety Organized Practice (SOP), review the value of and strategies for how to conduct a balanced and rigorous assessment and review how to use the Three Questions to shape your conversations with families.

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SOP Module: Landing Safety Organized Practice in Everyday Work

The course provides training on how to land Safety Organized Practice in every day work. It covers how thorough documentation of a rigorous, balanced assessment can be used in contacts, court reports and case plans and how this documentation assists with good case planning and supports testimony in court.

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SOP Module: Organizational Environments: Reflection, Appreciation and Ongoing Learning

The course provides training on concepts of organizational change, use of appreciative inquiry throughout all levels of an organization, and the idea of relying on internal networks and diffusion of new tools and practices to effect organizational change. It also covers the purposes and uses of group supervision.

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SOP Module: Permanency

The course provides training on practices that are inclusive of child, youth and family voice to support permanency.

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SOP Module: Reunification and Visitation

The course provides training on practices that are inclusive of child, youth and family voice to support visitation and reunification.

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SOP Module: Safety Planning

The course provides training on writing clear, behaviorally-based safety plans that directly address the danger and that utilize a safety network to develop and execute the plan. It covers the importance of safety planning throughout the life of a case, planning for behavior change to create ongoing and sustainable safety vs. planning for service compliance or service completion, and the value in writing safety plans through a collaborative process.

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SOP Module: Safety Networks

The course provides training on how to identify, develop and utilize a safety network to enhance the safety of children. It reviews how to use harm and danger statements and safety goals to clearly share information with safety networks and engage them in the safety planning process.

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SOP Module: Small Voices, Big Impact: Keeping Children at the Center of Our Work

The course provides training on the basic purpose of interviewing children, how to keep children at the center of social work practice by engaging them during interviews, representing their voice in written documentation, and by assessing for trauma in children.

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SOP Module: Solution Focused Inquiry

The course provides training on what the purpose of solution-focused inquiry is, how to use solution-focused questions at each stage of a child welfare case, and how to connect solution-focused practice with Structured Decision Making (SDM).

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SOP Module: Summary and Looking to the Future

The course provides a review of the material covered throughout the previous Safety Organized Practice modules and helps staff to plan for continued learning and deepening of practice. Review the key themes that emerged in all of the models including the value of strong relationships, importance of rigorous and balanced assessments, the need to approach families from a space of inquiry and humility and the benefit of teaming with families and viewing them as experts.

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SOP Two Day Orientation

The course provides an overview of the foundational theories and practices that comprise SOP. The training will expose the learner to the integrated approach of SOP and offer opportunities for practicing concrete tools. SOP draws on a variety of methods and tools including Structured Decision-Making, trauma-focused practice, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, and Signs of Safety.

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