This training will provide an overview of Safety Organized Practice (SOP). SOP is a collaborative, trauma-informed child welfare practice model that utilizes skillful engagement, meaningful partnerships with families and their networks, and development of plans that foster behavior change within a family system to ensure child safety, permanency and well-being. SOP is both a framework for practice and a set of tools and strategies that help child welfare staff achieve engagement, assessment, teaming, planning and transition with a family and their network.  

The trainee will be able to:

  • Understand the definition and application of Safety Organized Practice and its use of methods, including cultural humility, appreciative inquiry and solution-focused interviewing.
  • Define the terminology of Safety Organized Practice, including harm, danger, safety, complicating factors and supporting strengths.
  • Describe the tools of SOP, including the Three Houses, Safety House, Circles of Support and Safety Mapping.  
  • Gain knowledge on the Core Practice Model and Integrated Core Practice Model and how it related to child welfare.
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