Risk and Safety Assessment 101: How Issues of Race, Equity and Diversity Impact Risk and Safety Assessment
This webinar is hosted by Children’s Bureau
Assessment is defined as the collection of information to inform decision-making about a child, youth or family. In child welfare, risk and safety assessments are separate but related processes that are foundational to identifying the issues facing a family, designing a plan, and providing services to support the family in addressing the issues. This, the third webinar in our series on risk and safety assessment, focuses on when poverty is assessed as “risk.” How individual and structural racism impact risk and safety assessment and how workers, supervisors and agencies can identify and overcome these biases.