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Introduction to Safety Organized Practice eLearning

Level: Advanced Practice

Credits: 1

Intended Audience: This course is intended for line workers and supervisors

Description of Course: This one hour self-paced module introduces the elements of Safety Organized Practice, definition and how it relates to a social worker’s role in engaging families on safety, risk and protective capacities factors identified during the assessment and case planning phases of work with families.

Intended Objectives:

  • Identify the foundational concepts and components of Safety and Risk Assessment
    and Case Planning Decision Tools (SDM or CAT), Family Engagement, and Trauma-informed practice
  • Identify how these components are complementary to one another
  • Describe how to use the models to build a holistic, child welfare practice framework centered around strong family engagement principles, an understanding of the impact of trauma, and grounded in evidence-based practices Identify at least 2 changes you will make toward implementing safety organized practice in your daily  work

Topics Include:

  • Safety Organized Framework
  • Definition of Safety
  • Safety and an Organized Framework: Safety Organized Practice
  • Engagement, Critical Thinking, and Enhancing Safety
  • Conducting Balanced, Rigorous Assessments
  • Solution-focused Inquiry and Safety Mapping
  • Practices for Keeping the Child’s Voice in working with families
  • Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice as it relates to Safety Organized Practice
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