Safety Organized Practice for Adult Protective Services

Safety Organized Practice (SOP) seeks to form a constructive, purposeful focus among all the stakeholders involved with the identified adult by generating a clear, shared understanding of the problems facing that family and a straightforward vision of what future safety for the identified adult needs to look like. SOP's use of methods, including appreciative inquiry, cultural humility, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing, when integrated, create a powerful and deepened approach to Adult Protective Services.

After attending this foundational training, successful participants will be able to:

  • Use the three questions during a safety mapping process with families to help get all network support members on the same page regarding worries and what has worked well
  • Create danger statements and safety goals to help reach shared agreement about why APS is involved
  • Utilize safety circles to help build a network of support
  • Create meaningful safety plans with the identified adult

Further, successful participants will understand how the development of good working relationships and the creation of detailed plans for enhancing safety will allow for rigorous and thorough case work practice.

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