Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence

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Description

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.

Length (hours)

3

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators

Audience Description

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

Dates and Locations

 
Arlington
External Registration Required
Classroom
September 6, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Theresa Burton, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Arlington, Smokey Point DCFS Office 3906 172nd Street NE STE 200 Arlington WA 98223-7736, Community Room, 1st floor Map
Port Townsend
External Registration Required
Classroom
August 24, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Maria Polyak, MSW, LICSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Port Townsend DCFS Office 915 Sheridan STE 201 Port Townsend WA 98368, Small Conference Room West Map
Seattle
External Registration Required
Classroom
October 15, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Marivel Rojas, MSW, LICSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Martin Luther King Jr. Office 3600 S Graham Street Seattle WA 98118-3034, Martin Luther King Jr. Room, 2nd Flr Map

Check in with reception on the 1st floor.

Spokane
External Registration Required
Classroom
July 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Charina CarothersMichelle Cutlip, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Southwest Conference Room Map

Registration Instructions

In the LMS, search for the course by typing (or copying) the full course name below. Click the Scheduled Classes button. Select the class that is best for you and follow the LMS registration instructions.
DCYF Alliance Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence