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.
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. The SAFE website has several resources for home study practitioners, including but not limited to the Skill Building Articles & Tools section and the Supervisor section. These sections can be located to the left of the main downloads page, under the “Member Resource Center” banner.
The Skill Building Articles & Tools section includes articles about alcohol, pornography, and questions for LGBT applicants, as well as the Nelson Home Study (a sample study put together by SAFE trainers) and the Harvesting Sheet. There is also an article that outlines the mitigation process.
The Supervisor section contains tools for Supervisors such as the Home Study Practitioner Skills Assessment and the SAFE Supervisor Flow Chart.
Please note that both the Skill Building section and the Supervisor section are only available via the downloads link that is received after email validation.
If you have any event related questions, please email WCWPDS at firstname.lastname@example.org