SAFE Technical Assistance Virtual Meetings

April 18, 2023, 1pm – 2:30pm

Studies on Relative

The purpose of this call is to discuss using the SAFE tool with relatives.

  1. Using the mitigation process to determine where additional support and services maybe needed for relative and like kin providers when there is potential more risk in areas such as:
    1. AODA
    2. M0H
    3. Financial
    4. Household stability and size
    5. Extended relationships and support systems
  2. How we can identify support and services relatives as a foster parent. Developing a support plan to help relatives be successful in caring for a child that they know.

July 18, 2023, 1pm – 2:30pm

Inclusivity and Diversity and Implicit Bias

The purpose of this call is to discuss how the SAFE tool can support both the interviewer and the potential foster parent identity biases and tips on navigate the interview process.

  1. Discuss how interviewer can reflect on biases and mitigate their impact of bias on the homes study.
  2. Navigating challenging conversations when the potential foster parent is bias and values towards foster children.

October 17, 2023, 1pm – 2:30pm


The purpose of this call is to provide a supervisor specific technical assistance call to cover:

  1. Review supervisor’s role in SAFE studies
    1. Review the Supervisor Flow Cart
    2. Discuss when the Supervisor should be meeting with the Home Study Practitioner
    3. Identify what should be discuss during supervision of the SAFE process
    4. Discuss what is required and what is best practice
    5. Discuss how to handle turnover

January 16, 2024, 1pm – 2:30pm

Topic #4 Survey Says!

A survey will be send out to participants during the July Zoom call to help determine the topic for this and future 2024 topics.

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More Details on the SAFE Technical Assistance Virtual Meetings


WCWPDS is teaming with the Consortium for Children, owners of the Structure Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) standardized home study tool, to offer SAFE Technical Assistance (TA) virtual meetings. The goal is to help workers with interviewing and other common struggles with the tool. This is for all users of the SAFE tool. Supervisors are encouraged to attend with their workers.

A SAFE trainer will lead the discussion. The first hour of the meeting is Q&A with an opportunity to ask general questions. The second half will focus on engagement, time management, and preparing for meeting with the family.

To register and receive the meeting information please contact:

Submitting questions beforehand is welcomed and encouraged. Please emails questions or areas to review to

If you have any event related questions, please email WCWPDS at