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.
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