Assessing Child Safety, Risk & Danger

Julia Simmons

Intended Audience: OCFS Caseworkers

Credit: 6 HRS

  • This session introduces trainees to the process of assessment of safety, risk and danger in child welfare. Trainees are provided information on the process for assessing the level of severity of abuse/neglect, imminence, and impact of abuse and/or neglect on a child in child welfare referrals. The use of critical thinking skills in reaching informed decisions is discussed. The process of making a determination of the presence or lack of child abuse and/or neglect is outlined, as well as the assessment timelines per OCFS policy.