Using Safety Organized Practice (SOP) for Resiliency Building in CWS Staff (Virtual Training)

It is well documented that CWS staff are at risk for developing PTSD symptomology due to repeated exposure to primary and secondary trauma (STS) based on their work with traumatized children and families. When not addressed, STS compromises CWS’s goal of providing safety, well-being and permanency to children because it impacts worker’s decision making, problem solving, and risk assessment abilities. Many counties have implemented and embraced SOP as their practice framework for working with children and families. This training allows staff to deepen their knowledge and use of SOP through interactive activities that demonstrates how these same tools/principals can be applied to themselves in an effort to build their own safety, well-being (resiliency), and permanency (sustainability), thus creating a successful parallel process in which improved outcomes for staff and clients alike can be attained.


After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the use of SOP principals/tools to building safety, well-being, and sustainability in CWS workforce
  • Analyze CWS work from a balanced lens, to include benefits (CS, VR) and costs (STS, VR, CF), as well as identification of individual and systemic risk/protective factors
  • Identify and describe the three symptom categories of PTSD and how it can show up in the work
  • Conduct a rigorous balanced assessment of their own well-being utilizing SFQ’s and the ‘mapping’ tool
  • Create danger statements and safety/resiliency goal statements to guide the development of behaviorally-specific self-care plans using all domains of health to help mitigate the danger and build protective capacities.
  • Using worker voice tools and network tools, identify the role that personal and professional support networks play in sustaining resiliency through mutual care and organizational care
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Online class