This training provides participants with an opportunity to apply critical thinking skills and use Structured Decision Making (SDM) assessment tools to guide decision-making on referral acceptance, response-time assignment, assessment of child safety and risk levels, and prioritization of family strengths and needs in an effort to inform child welfare interventions

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process of decision-making and the rationale for decision-making tools
  • Describe the SDM model and explain how it fits into the California approach
  • Understand SDM assessment tools, policies and procedures
  • 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 intervention decisions throughout the life of a case in child welfare.   

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