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Research: Carver and Olmsted Counties

Casey Family Programs, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, contracted with Wilder Research to conduct an evaluation and chronicle of two jurisdictions within Minnesota with long histories of implementing the Signs of Safety framework: Carver County and …
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New Report: Signs of Safety in England

The National Society for the Prevention for Cruelty to Children, (NSPCC) in England commissioned the preparation of a comprehensive report about the use of the Signs of Safety in England. The report was written by Amanda Bunn and was released …
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Signs of Safety Research in Western Australia

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) has established a three-year contract with the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP) to undertake research on the Signs of Safety implementation in Western Australia. Dr Mary Salveron will be the lead researcher working …
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Signs of Safety Effectiveness

Two recent English reviews of practice (Gardner, 2008 and DSCF, 2009) have identified the problem that the ‘recent emphasis on strengths based approaches and the positive aspects of families (for example in the Common Assessment Framework) arguably discourages workers from …
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Signs of Safety Research Meta-analysis

John Wheeler and Viv Hogg recently published a book chapter documenting the evidence base supporting the Signs of Safety approach. The chapter is called Signs of Safety and the Child Protection Movement, and is published in C. Franklin, T. Trepper, …
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Important New Report: Engaging Birth Parents

Casey Family Programs in the USA recently published an important report called, “Strategies to Increase Birth Parent Engagement, Partnership, and Leadership in the Child Welfare System: A Review.” Birth parent engagement in child welfare programs is associated with reducing the …
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UK Implementation of the Signs of Safety

Following an event in Solihull (UK) earlier this year for Heads of Service, Senior Managers of Children’s Services and partner agencies who are, or were considering, implementing the Signs of Safety, three separate Leaders’ Days were held last month. The …
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New Signs of Safety Chapters in German and Dutch

The full titles of these book chapters are: Roessler, M. and Gaiswinkler, W. (2012) Der Signs of Safety ansatz ambivalenzmanagement, praxis und praxisforschung in der Jugendwohlfahrt. In: Brandstetter, Manuela. Schmid, Tom. Vyslouzil, Monika (Hg.) (2012) Community studies aus der sozialen …
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