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Monday, July 24 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Safety Beyond Our Doors - The Role of Advocacy in Assessing Risk

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One role of advocacy is to walk with the child and family through all of the systems and processes that come into play after a child discloses abuse and help identify how those systems can support and provide safety for the family. Advocates respond to the self-identified needs of the family and are integral in helping the family create long term safety. However, advocates run the risk of putting more pressure and "to-do" lists for the family with added assessments and plans. This workshop will clearly lay out how the advocate can provide true safety support for the family and work with the team to meet safety needs


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the role of advocacy in assessing risk and planning for family safety.

  2. Understand the inherent risks to children and families navigating multiple child protection systems.

  3. Practice identifying risks and strategies to mitigate risks.

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Beth Olson, MSW

Executive Director, First Witness Child Advocacy Center
For over 20 years, Beth has developed effective policy and programs that serve youth and families, and has been an advocate and counselor for child and adult victims of sexual and domestic violence. Beth has served as the Associate Director for a sexual assault program and as the... Read More →

Monday July 24, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 205
  • Level Intermediate to Advanced

Attendees (9)