Assessing Child Safety in the Context of Domestic Violence – for CFWS and FVS

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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 FVS and CFWS workers.  Participants will then consider a case example of a family experiencing domestic violence 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 to 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

Example: Minimizing Allegations:

Staff who work directly with families in FVS or CFWS programs, their supervisors and managers will benefit from participating in this course.  Staff and Supervisors who work with families in other capacities beyond Assessment/Investigation may also benefit from attending.

Dates and Locations

 
Bellevue
External Registration Required
Classroom
May 31, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Theresa Burton, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Bellevue, King East DCFS Office 805 156th Ave NE Bellevue WA 98007, Orca Room Map
Bellingham
External Registration Required
Classroom
June 8, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Melissa Phillips, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Bellingham DCFS Office 1720 Ellis Street STE 100 Bellingham WA 98225, Chuckanut Room Map
Everett
External Registration Required
Classroom
June 15, 2017 - 1:00am - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Melissa Phillips, MSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Everett DCFS Office 840 N. Broadway Building A Suite 340 Everett WA 98201, ACES room Map
Kent
External Registration Required
Classroom
June 15, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Trainers:
Marivel Rojas, MSW, LICSW, Coach, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Auburn Room Map

Registration Instructions

DSHS CA Workforce: Please register directly in the LMS:

Maestro Course Code: 110430

https://lms.dshs.wa.gov/?CourseId=22507500779

Tribal Members, CWTAP Students, and new CA hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this form https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/rct-registration-cwtap-students-and-tribal-workers