Safety and Risk: Investigation, Synthesis and Assessment

This learning program prepares learners to assess the risk of abuse or maltreatment of children by engaging in real work conversations and activities involving the definitions and processes of safety and risk. Learners practice providing a safety assessment for a scenario. Before attending this virtual, instructor-led training, learners must complete all course prerequisites listed below, an online pre-test and an eLearning module.


Who Should Attend?

Direct service staff and supervisors working in Child Protection, Prevention or Foster Care services.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Strengthen their understanding of the four-step safety assessment process and the risk assessment process from a protective viewpoint.
  • Have reviewed 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

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • A 30-minute eLearning course.
  • A half-day, virtual, instructor-led workshop.
  • An online post-test.

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


Continuing Education Units

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 3.5 contact hours/0.35 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.



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 or call (212) 748-1898.


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