Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case - CPS

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Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case is one and a half days of in service training, designed for Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Workers, Investigations and Family Assessment Response. The training focuses on the CPS Social Worker’s role in the initial and ongoing assessment of child safety. CPS Social Workers will develop and enhanced their skills regarding the Child Safety Framework and its applications.

This training focuses on learning how to identify present danger and how to take protective actions; how to gather, assess, and analyze relevant information related to safety and risk from child interviews, adult interviews, and collaterals; how to identify safety threats and develop realistic safety plans; and how to articulate and document safety and risk factors to others such as court officials, community partners and others involved in the case.

CPS Social Workers will learn how to re-assess child safety when considering reducing or increasing levels of supervision during parent-child visits; during reunification; and when there has been a change in composition in the household. CPS Social Workers will learn how to apply the Safety Framework when determining whether to close a case and how to complete a safety assessment to determine if safety threats have been mitigated, risks have been reduced, or identify new safety threats and developing higher levels of protection.

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Social Workers, Supervisors

Audience Description

Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case is a 1 ½ day in service training course for DCYF Social Workers as part of their mandatory ongoing training.

Dates and Locations

External Registration Required
January 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
January 24, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Charina CarothersMichelle Cutlip, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Spokane R1 Training Center 316 W Boone Ave Spokane WA 99201 Map

Registration Instructions

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Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case - CPS

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form

Maestro course code: 110606