Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence

This session will provide a basic review of the Safety Framework and an overview of the Specialized Domestic Violence Assessment, focusing on the most salient issues in screening and assessment for child welfare workers.  Participants will then consider a case example of a family experiencing domestic violence (a live case or the case scenario provided in the attachment) and apply the safety framework to determine whether the children in question are safe or unsafe.  Important issues regarding best practices for visitation and other important decisions will be touched on but are not covered in depth in this brief session.

As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  1. Know the child safety threats most likely to be present when domestic violence endangers child safety.
  2. Know CA policy regarding screening for DV and managing cases where DV is identified, including what information workers must attempt to collect to properly assess child safety in families impacted by DV.

Improve skills at assessing child safety in cases where domestic violence is occurring.

Audience Description: 

Staff who work directly with families, their supervisors and managers will benefit from participating in this course.

Social Work Skills
Assessment and Planning
Child Abuse and Neglect
Domestic Violence
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Area Administrators
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

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DCYF Alliance Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence

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Maestro Course Code: 110506

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