Embracing a Safety Science Culture

This eLearning program increases learners’ knowledge of the safety science model and provides guidance on how to implement safety principles across all divisions of ACS. The program includes information about helping ACS move towards integrating a systems approach to learning and improvement as it relates to responding to adverse events. Rather than a culture of blame, this new system focuses on accountability and addressing the underlying systemic factors that are often present when adverse events occur. Before attending this eLearning training, learners must complete an online pre-test.


Who Should Attend?

Staff and supervisors working in Child Protection or Juvenile Justice.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be able to describe safety science principles and the collaborative safety model approach.
  • Be able to describe the rationale for implementing safety science principles and utilizing a collaborative safety approach.
  • Be able to support creating an organizational shift in culture from one of blame to accountability.
  • Be provided moments of self-reflection.
  • Be able to 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 online pre-test.
  • A one-hour eLearning course.
  • A 30-minute eLearning course.
  • An online post-test.

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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