Risk and Safety Assessment 101

This webinar is hosted by the Children’s Bureau and the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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.

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn the definitions of risk and safety assessment and what the differences are between them
  • Understand how safety is managed across the life of a case and how assessments are applied differently in different settings (where there is no open case; an open case with in-home services; and out-of-home care)
  • Develop an understanding of common risk/assessment instruments and learn about best practices in completing assessments and using them in conjunction with professional judgment to inform decision-making.

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BVfC_FJkQ7axmmthXCEEbg

This webinar is the first of a three-part webinar series focused on risk and safety assessments. Future webinars include the following:

“Strengthening Casework Practice Related to Risk and Safety Assessment” August 17, 2022, 2:00 pm EST

“How Issues of Race, Equity, and Diversity Impact Risk and Safety Assessment” September 27, 2022, 2:00 pm EST


Jun 28 2022


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 28 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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