Advanced SOP: Family Safety Networks

Prerequisite: Completion of the SOP Foundational Institute is required prior to attending this training.

Developing a support system for families is a central component of safety organized practice. The process of identifying people who care about the family and can support the family in achieving and maintaining safety for the child in the home is critical to the long-term success of the family. One tool that can be used to help families identify their support system is family safety networks.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the structure and function of and rationale for building safety networks
  • Understand the relationship between safety networks and the SDM system
  • Use multiple tools to identify and strengthen safety networks
  • Understand where to begin in building a family safety network
  • Identify when it is or is not appropriate to involve a child in a safety network meeting

This full-day workshop will build knowledge and skills in developing family safety circles, and designing family safety networks that will be the family's support system beyond the closure of their child welfare case.

Course Code