STLCANN Quarterly Training Recap-March 2019

How can we best assure the safety of children?

A packed room explored the cultural and organizational shift that is part of the Signs of Safety Framework during the March 15th STLCANN quarterly training. The Children’s Division and partner agencies are using the Signs of Safety approach to ensure children’s safety while more effectively engaging parents.

The framework’s roots are in solution focused brief therapy principles:

  1. The client is the expert in his/her own life.
  2. If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
  3. If you find something that works, do more of it.
  4. If it’s not working, do something different.

Mary Mogg, who worked for the Children’s Division, and is currently employed by the Missouri Alliance for Children and Families, facilitated the training.

Mary was joined by Sara Smith from the Children’s Division Central Office. Sara shared changes in the questions that hotline workers ask, what kinds of reports are accepted, and online reporting procedures.