Find resources as well as State safety standards to assist in identifying interventions and developing safety plans. Resources include State and local examples.
Expanding Evidence-based Practice to Service Planning in Child Welfare
Child Maltreatment, 20(1)
The Impact of the Solution Based Casework (SBC) Practice Model on Federal Outcomes in Public Child Welfare
Antle, Christensen, van Zyl, & Barbee (2012)
Child Abuse & Nelgect, 36(4)
Tests the effects of the Solution-Based Casework practice model on federal outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being. The Solution-Based Casework model combines family development theory, solution-focused skills, and relapse prevention for the casework process in child protection.
Provider Perceptions of Safety Planning With Children Impacted by Intimate Partner Violence (PDF - 423 KB)
Horton, Murray, Garr, Notestine, Flasch, & Johnson (2014)
Children and Youth Services Review, 42
Discusses the needs of children impacted by domestic violence during safety planning, including the role of the child in the plan development, custody, schooling, and services.
Child and Family Services Reviews (2017)
Defines what a safety plan is and its purpose in the intervention process.
Arizona Department of Child Safety: Department Assesses Child Safety and Risk Using Common Factors or Accepted Approaches, but Needs to Improve Critical Aspects of Its Child Safety and Risk Assessment Process: A Report to the Arizona Legislature (PDF - 764 KB)
Arizona Office of the Auditor General, Performance Audit Division (2015)
Addresses the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s child safety and risk assessment practices, including its approach for determining whether to remove a child from his or her home.
Child Protective Services Safety Intervention Standards (PDF - 189 KB)
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (2016)
Provides guidelines for child safety decisions and actions is essential and relevant for initial assessment/investigation and ongoing Child Protective Services (CPS). Safety assessment, present danger assessment, protective planning, safety analysis, safety planning, and the management of child safety occur in every aspect of CPS involvement with a family.
Child Safety Interventions: A Guide to Investigations & Assessments (PDF - 328 KB)
Vermont Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division
Gives an overview of different types of investigations and assessments that the Vermont Department of Children and Families provides.