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PATHWAYS TO STRENGTHENING AND SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN ILLINOIS Module 3D - Initial Safety Assessment Job Competencies Identify information consistent with the threats to child safety Analyze safety threats to determine how they are occurring within a particular family

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pathways to strengthening and supporting families in illinois
PATHWAYS TO STRENGTHENING

AND SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN ILLINOIS

Module 3D - Initial Safety Assessment

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

job competencies
Job Competencies
  • Identify information consistent with the threats to child safety
  • Analyze safety threats to determine how they are occurring within a particular family
  • Control identified safety threats

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

who does what
Who Does What?

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

immediately inform the dr supervisor who will contact the scr and refer the case to investigations

What should the DR Specialist do if they discover the parent/caregiver has an indicated report, or a pending investigator or a prior DR case?

Immediately inform the DR supervisor, who will contact the SCR and refer the case to investigations

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

what should the dr specialist do if they go out on a dr referral and it s really a safety situation

What should the DR Specialist do if they go out on a “DR Referral” and it’s really a safety situation?

Transfer case to the “investigative Track”. (A family’s refusal to accept the assessment pathway is not, in and of itself, justification to transfer the report to the investigation track.)

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

April 5, 2010

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what should the dr specialist do if the family refuses to accept the assessment pathway

What should the DR Specialist do if the family refuses to accept the assessment pathway?

Immediately contact the DR Supervisor (w/i one hour) to assess all available info.

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safety review

Safety Review

When is a child safe?

Define “Safety Threat”.

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

small group presentations
Small Group Presentations
  • Identified safety threats?
  • Family strengths that promote child safety?
    • Characteristics associated with Protective Capacity
    • Caregiver Safety Planning that suggest Protective Capacity
  • Family factors that make the child unsafe?
  • How does the safety threat impact the child’s safety?
  • Group’s Safety Decision?

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

safety decision signatures
Safety Decision Signatures
  • Must be signed and dated by the worker and supervisor after completion.
  • Supervisor must sign the form within 24 hours after the worker signs it.
  • Supervisor must forward it to the manager for approval (if required).

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development

summary safety assessment
Summary – Safety Assessment

Can you…

  • Identify information consistent with the threats to child safety?
  • Analyze safety threats to determine how they are occurring within a particular family?
  • Control identified safety threats?

Division of Service Support, Office of Training and Professional Development