Learning Programs

Safety and Risk: Investigation, Synthesis, and Assessment (Virtual Course)

A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About the Safety and Risk: Investigation, Synthesis, and Assessment Virtual Training

This virtual course will consist of a combination of eLearning module and virtual synchronous sessions. Learners will first complete a 30-minute eLearning module introducing them to the standardize processes of assessing for the safety and risk of children . Learners will then participate in 180 minute Instructor-led virtual sessions where they will build on the elearning concepts by engaging in real -work conversations and activities involving the definitions and processes of safety and risk. The course will culminate with a skill application component where learners will get hands-on opportunity to apply the assessment processes to a real-life scenario. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for direct service staff and supervisors in child protection, prevention, and foster care.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will: 

  • Strengthen their understanding of the four step safety assessment process and the risk assessment process from a protective lens. 
  • Review a case scenario to enhance their skills to assess for safety and risk. 
  • Be better able to develop and accurately document safety plans to protect children from danger.

Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed: 

  • The Motivational Interviewing learning program offered through the ACS Workforce Institute, or an equivalent. 
  • An online pre-test accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System. 
  • A 30 minute, interactive, online eLearning module accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System. 

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete: 

  • An online pre-test before the day of class. 
  • An interactive, four-hour virtual instructor-led workshop. 
  • An in-class, online post-test.

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

Continuing Education Credits

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 3.0 contact hours/0.3 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.


To register for this course, please log in to Cornerstone. For assistance or more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or call (212) 748-1898. Visit our website at www.nycacstraining.org.

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