Core 2.5: SDM Assessment Skills Lab

This Core 3.0 classroom training applies the information from the Overview of Assessment Procedures online course, providing participants with the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills, and use Structured Decision Making tools to guide decision-making on referrals acceptance, response-time, assignment of child safety and risk levels and prioritization of family strengths and needs in an effort to inform child welfare interventions.


After attending this in-class training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand SDM assessment tools, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply SDM assessment tools to a case


Successful participants will be able to fully utilize the SDM Assessment tools and understand how they are applied to assist interventions throughout the life of a case in child welfare.



Completion of the Overview of Assessment Procedures eLearning is required prior to attending this course.

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