Learning Programs

Embracing a Safety Science Culture

An eLearning Program for NYC Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About Embracing a Safety Science Culture

The purpose of this eLearning program is to increase participants’ knowledge of the safety science model and how to implement safety principles across all divisions of NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). This includes information about helping the agency move towards integrating a systems approach to learning and improvement as it relates to responding to adverse events, where the agency is moving from a culture of blame to accountability and a focus on addressing the underlying systematic factors that are often present when adverse events occur.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for staff and supervisors in child protection and juvenile justice.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Understand and describe safety science principles and the collaborative safety model approach.
  • Understand the rationale for implementing safety science principles and utilizing a collaborative safety approach.
  • Support creating an organizational shift in culture from one of blame to accountability.
  • Provide moments of self-reflection for learners.
  • Describe the impact of utilizing safety science principles and a collaborative safety approach on critical processes (i.e. case reviews, ChildStat).

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An interactive, one hour eLearning program.
  • An interactive, 30-minute eLearning program.
  • An online pre-test.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.

Upcoming Dates