Allowing signs of safety principles to shape our work

January 3rd, 2018

Carver County Health and Human Services

Carole Cole

Carole Cole

Jessica Robertson

Jessica Robertson

This presentation will demonstrate safety-focused casework in which the workers engaged with the family in building safety for a five-year-old boy who appeared to be in physical danger due to some of his mother’s alternate personality states that were angry, jealous of him, and sometimes came out to harm him.
By applying Signs of Safety principles, the team was able to let the family be the experts in safety planning and develop a Words and Picture story to explain the worries to the child in a way he could understand.
The presentation will include the Words and Pictures story and case work, focusing on how the Signs of Safety principles were applied to guide the work throughout the life of the case and the difference it made for this child.

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