Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case - CPS

Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case is one and a half days of in service training, designed for Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Workers, Investigations and Family Assessment Response. The training focuses on the CPS Social Worker’s role in the initial and ongoing assessment of child safety. CPS Social Workers will develop and enhanced their skills regarding the Child Safety Framework and its applications.

This training focuses on learning how to identify present danger and how to take protective actions; how to gather, assess, and analyze relevant information related to safety and risk from child interviews, adult interviews, and collaterals; how to identify safety threats and develop realistic safety plans; and how to articulate and document safety and risk factors to others such as court officials, community partners and others involved in the case.

CPS Social Workers will learn how to re-assess child safety when considering reducing or increasing levels of supervision during parent-child visits; during reunification; and when there has been a change in composition in the household. CPS Social Workers will learn how to apply the Safety Framework when determining whether to close a case and how to complete a safety assessment to determine if safety threats have been mitigated, risks have been reduced, or identify new safety threats and developing higher levels of protection.

Audience Description: 

Assessing Safety Throughout the Life of the Case is a 1 ½ day in service training course for DCYF Social Workers as part of their mandatory ongoing training.

Present Danger Assessments
Domestic Violence
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

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DCYF Alliance Assessing Safety Life of Case (Moses Lake DCYF, 3/25-26/2020, 9AM-4PM)

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form

Maestro course code: 110606

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  • May 27, 2020 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • May 28, 2020 9:00AM to 4:00PM

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  • Nov 13, 2019 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Nov 14, 2019 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Moses Lake

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  • Mar 25, 2020 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Mar 26, 2020 9:00AM to 12:00PM

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  • Oct 22, 2019 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Oct 23, 2019 9:00AM to 12:00PM

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  • Sep 5, 2019 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Sep 6, 2019 9:00AM to 12:00PM