This guide present the challenges, tools and skills related to safety for everyone concerned with helping families in their homes and neighborhoods. That said, these materials present the most conservative approaches to worker safety; the guide does not anticipate that frontline workers will need them all, except in rare instances. 

March 1, 2002

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Ways to keep calm and think clearly, in order to stay safe and make the best possible decisions about how to help families.

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    How to assess and prepare for potential violence when working with families.

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    How to prevent violence during family visits and between sessions.

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    How to stay safe when traveling to and from families’ homes.

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    What to do when you are concerned about a child, balanced against family preservation.

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    Detailed checklists and other tools, including what to consider in calling a family before the first session, solution-focused questions, anger management techniques and more.

Key Takeaway

Ensuring Child Safety and Welfare

Most family workers believe that even the most troubled families have the potential to raise their children safely and successfully. At the same time, we are obliged to put the safety and welfare of children above all else. In doing so, family workers may need to rely on a number of methods to help prevent endangering themselves or compromise the safety of children.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations