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

Level:           Advanced Practice

Credits:        18

Intended Audience:  This course is intended for social workers, supervisors and/or managers interested in learning about Strategies to Support the LA CPM.

Description of Course:  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.  These strategies 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. The training will help the learner to conduct balanced, rigorous assessments that focus on both safety and danger as well as how to use conversations with families and their networks to facilitate change..

Intended Objectives:

  • Describe and begin writing harm and danger statements
  • Describe and begin writing safety goals
  • Develop an understanding of the purpose of safety mapping and how it is used
  • Review strategies for using solution-focused questions and appreciative inquiry to plan for key case decisions with a family
  • Review strategies for building a safety network with a family

 Topics Include:

  • Overview of strategies and how they support the LA CPM
  • Safety mapping
  • Writing Harm and Danger statements
  • Writing Safety Goals
  • Using solution-focused questions, appreciative inquiry and motivational interviewing in discussions with families to facilitate change
  • Building a safety network
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