Micro-Video #4: CARES: Risk Aversion in CARES

This micro-video defines risk aversion and how it can impact the decision to offer a family a less intrusive intervention. This video aims to impress upon staff that playing it safe is not a viable strategy when determining whether a family is chosen for the Collaborative Assessment, Response and Support (CARES) approach.


Who Should Attend?

All staff working in Child Welfare.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  •  Be able to describe how confronting risk positively impacts decision-making. They will also identify strategies that align with building a safety culture.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  •  A nine-minute micro-video.

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


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



Register for this course by logging in to Cornerstone, browse for the course name and complete all information. For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at WIhelpdesk@acs.nyc.gov or call (212) 748-1898.


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