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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Overview of Assessment Procedures Part 2 – CORE 3.0 eLearning
Level: Line Worker CORE
Intended Audience: This course is intended for new child welfare workers and meets the state requirements for Line Worker CORE version 3.0 Assessment Block.
Description of Course: This is an interactive eLearning course which provides an overview of the Structured Decision Making (SDM) tools, their purpose and when to use them. Developing safety plans in a team setting will, also, be discussed as well as strategies for incorporating community supports.
Intended Objectives: After completing this course the trainee will be able to:
Describe the following SDM assessment tools and their respective purposes:
SDM Safety Assessment Tool: informs presence of safety threats, protective capacities and whether a child needs to be placed
SDM Risk Assessment Tool: informs whether or not to close a referral or promote to a case
SDM Family Strengths and Needs-Assessment Tool: prioritizes strengths and needs for case planning
SDM In-Home Risk Reassessment Tool: informs whether or not to close a case
SDM Reunification Reassessment Tool: informs whether to return a child home
Identify the elements of an effective safety plan
Define and Identify the factors to consider in assessing minimum sufficient level of care
Describe 3 strategies for developing safety plans in a team setting
Describe the strategies for incorporating existing protective capacities and community supports in safety planning in a team setting
Value recognizing and acknowledging self-advocacy from children, youth, young adults or other family members during the team meeting process
Value the role of the community and the family’s social support network in enhancing safety, decreasing risk and increasing protective capacity