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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
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 course provides skills practice using critical thinking skills in child welfare assessment and incorporates the use of the Structured Decision Making (SDM) assessment system as a tool for assessing safety, risk, protective capacity, priority strengths and priority needs.
Intended Objectives: After completing this course the trainee will be able to:
Recognize key definitions used in the SDM assessment system, including:
Given multiple case scenarios, apply SDM definitions and complete the following SDM tools:
SDM Hotline Tools,
SDM Safety Assessment Tool
SDM Risk Assessment Tool
SDM Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA) Tool
SDM In-Home Risk Assessment
SDM Reunification Reassessment Tool
Value how the SDM model, SDM tools and definitions were developed in order to appreciate the accuracy and consistency of recommended decisions