Intake - Session 1.2 Screening in Intake and the Intake SDM Tool

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This is Session 1.2 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

Participants will learn critical information about how to make screening decisions using the standardized tools in FamLink – the sufficiency screen and the SDM for Intake. Participants will learn about the state definitions of child abuse and neglect, and the SDM Intake tool, which helps ensure accurate and consistent screening decisions for screened in CPS Intakes. During much of the training, participants will be applying what they have learned to a series of intake scenarios, and will receive feedback on their work.

Length (hours)



Regional Core Training


Social Workers

Audience Description

Social Service Specialists in Intake and their supervisors.

Registration Instructions

Currently the online registration system (LMS) is not working. However, Alliance classes will still be held. Please go in-person to the location at the date and time of the class you want to attend.