This class is focused on creating safety plans that are both effective and created with the family. Participants review the importance of family engagement in building a successful plan. Discussion examines the elements of a safety plan as well as a process for making sure plans are comprehensive and specifically cover all safety concerns. The class is intended for emergency response and family maintenance workers who have previously completed SDM basic training.

Topics include:

  • Explore ways to engage the family and their safety network in safety planning
  • Understand the difference between safety planning and case planning
  • Ensure that safety plans cover all safety threats
  • Practice developing a safety plan that involves the family and uses formal and informal interventions

Time will be spent exploring protective capacity and specific interventions. Participants will have an opportunity to create effective safety plans using various case scenarios

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