The Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) tool, Consortium for Children’s standardized home study tool, is required for licensing a home for foster care and approval for adoption. Workers conducting home studies and supervisors administering and approving SAFE studies are required to attend training as described below.
To learn more about the tool, please follow this link to the Consortium for Children’s website.
If you have questions about how the SAFE tool is used in Wisconsin, please review this memo and Chapter DCF. 56, Administrative Code.
SAFE Initial Two-Day Training (2 Days)
The initial “SAFE Structured Analysis Family Evaluation Training” is a two-day event, which provides an overview of the home study process. This standardized tool assists Foster Care Coordinators in conducting a thorough screening and assessment of prospective foster families. The training provides an overview of the step-by-step process to evaluate families’ strengths, issues and ability to parent. You will leave this training prepared to use the home study tool. Register for this training in PDS Online by searching for “SAFE Structured Analysis Family Evaluation Training”.
SAFE Supervisors Training (1 Day)
This training is designed for supervisors responsible for approving SAFE home studies. Supervisors will learn how to guide staff to use the tool effectively. The two-day “SAFE Structured Analysis Family Evaluation Training” is a prerequisite for the Supervisor Training. Register for this training in PDS Online by searching for “SAFE Structured Analysis Family Evaluation Supervisors Training”.
SAFE Booster Training (1 Day)
Think of a booster as a refresher. The “SAFE Structured Analysis Family Evaluation Booster Training” is an optional training for those that are looking for a chance to recharge their practice by learning more about the tool and sharing it with other professionals.
The SAFE staff is available for technical and clinical support throughout the SAFE process. To access technical and clinical support and other resources, contact the Consortium for Children through their website. The website has several resources for verified home study practitioners.
- To request technical assistance, submit a Consultation Request to hear from a SAFE Specialist.
- To access SAFE forms and reports resources, submit the email address you provided at the time of training for verification. Once your email address has been verified by the Consortium for Children, you will receive an email with a link to the SAFE forms and reports.
If you have any event-related questions, please email WCWPDS at firstname.lastname@example.org