Prerequisite: Completion of the SOP Foundational Institute is required prior to attending this training.
This hands-on workshop will engage participants in both a dialogue about and allow for practice in creating meaningful and comprehensive safety plans which are rigorous, on the ground and sustainable. Safety plans are detailed plans of action made in response to specifically identified dangers, both behavioral and action driven. This includes immediate safety plans, ongoing safety plans and after-care safety plans with families and their support networks.
After attending this training, successful participants will be able to:
- Understand how to build relationships with families to promote the development of meaningful safety plans
- Integrate the use of SDM into the creation of safety plans
- Create concrete and meaningful harm and danger statements
- Build safety plans that are collaborative, rigorous and action driven
- Create consensus on safety plans with families and children
- Know when to create an immediate, ongoing or after-care safety plan
This course is specifically geared toward child welfare direct service staff, supervisors and family meeting facilitators. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the creation of safety plans that are rigorous and collaborative.