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Module 4: In-Home Safety Assessment and Management
(18 hours)

Module 4 of Charting the Course, In-Home Safety Assessment and Management, introduces new child welfare professionals to the Safety Assessment and Management Process. Effective safety assessment and management controls threats of serious harm to a child throughout the entire casework process and links to risk assessment and family service plan activities. Assessing and analyzing safety threats and protective capacities serve as the foundation for safety decision making and planning. Learning to assess safety threats and being able to engage families in the key areas of assessment are critical skills for new child welfare professionals in the child welfare system to know in order to achieve the outcomes of safety, timely permanency and well-being for children, youth and families in Pennsylvania. This workshop is eligible for 18 Continuing Education credit hours.

Content:
Content
Workshop Directory Page

PowerPoint Items:
Module 4: In-Home Safety Assessment and Management

Safety Manual:
Safety Assessment and Management Process Resource Manual

Handouts:
Handout #1: PowerPoint Handout
Handout #2: Agenda and Learning Objectives
Handout #3: Action Plan
Handout #4: Risk vs. Safety
Handout #5: Global Definitions
Handout #6: The Vincent Family Scenario
Handout #7: Pennsylvania Safety Threats
Handout #8: Hummel Case Scenario, Part 1
Handout #9: Hummel Case Scenario, Part 2
Handout #10: Effective Documentation
Handout #11: Structured Case Note
Handout #12: Blank In-Home Safety Assessment Worksheet
Handout #13: Hummel Family Safety Assessment, Part 1
Handout #14: Protective Capacity Resource
Handout #15: Protective Capacity Worksheet
Handout #16: Hummel Family Safety Assessment, Part 2
Handout #17: Safety Intervention Analysis
Handout #18: Hummel Family Safety Assessment, Part 3
Handout #19: Blank Safety Plan
Handout #20: My Safety Plan Resources
Handout #21: Actions within Safety Plans
Handout #22: Due Process
Handout #23: Hummel Family Safety Planning Information
Handout #24: Hummel Family Safety Plan
Handout #25: Smith Family Exercise
Handout #26: Smith Family Structured Case Note
Handout #27: Additional Information on Smith Family
Handout #28: Smith Family Safety Assessment
Handout #29: Smith Family Safety Plan - Example

Appendices:
Appendix #1: Recommended Information Collection Protocol for Interviewing Families

Posters:
Poster #1: Steps in the Safety Assessment and Management Process
Poster #2: In-Home Safety Assessment Worksheet
Poster #3: Safety Threshold Criteria
Poster #4: Skeleton Poster

Pre-Work:
Pre-Work #1: Module 4 In-Home Safety Assessment and Management Pre-work


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