Loading…
This event has ended. Create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Monday, July 24 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Safety Beyond Our Doors - The Role of Advocacy in Assessing Risk

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

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.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Olson, MSW

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 Director for a domestic violence focused family visitation center. She is an Adjunct Instructor at the College of St. Scholastica teaching two courses on sexual violence and community engagement. Since starting her position as Executive Director at First Witness in 2011, Beth has expanded the role of First Witness to include comprehensive advocacy services for children and non-offending caregivers and a prevention education program. She prioritized the creation of an advocacy program built on the principles of social change advocacy and created a training curriculum for advocates in... Read More →


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

Attendees (9)