CIP Webinar: Structured Decision Making (SDM) - SESSION 1

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CIP Webinar: Structured Decision Making (SDM) - SESSION 1

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Two Sessions are Offered - the same material will be shared in both. Click here to register for the November 12 session.

Research has demonstrated that when decision makers know exactly what information to consider (and what to ignore), they do better. Children and families experience treatment that is more equitable and more consistent.

Based on decades of research and practice, the SDM® model provides a framework for focusing on key information at each child welfare decision point:

  • At the initial phone call: Should we screen this case in and respond? How quickly?
  • At first contact: Is the child in any immediate, serious danger? Can she safely stay inthe home?
  • When concluding an initial investigation or assessment: Would this family benefitfrom intensive, ongoing intervention?
  • If building a long-term plan: What are the most important things for this family towork on?
  • If a child has been removed: Can this child be safely returned home, or should alternative permanency become the goal?
  • When getting ready to end CPS involvement: If we close the case, will the childremain safe?

Presented by Nebraska DHHS legal.

This webinar will provide an overview of the SDM model, outline different assessment types, and identify when an assessment may be utilized.