Child Safety and Supervision
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Michael F. Quinn, M.A., social worker and foster family agency supervisor in residential foster care and group home settings, discusses the safety challenges faced by foster parents. Also covered are the importance of collecting pre-placement information, making in-home observations of child behavior, developing in- and out-of-home safety plans, reporting unusual incidences, and working as a childcare team member. Supplemental handouts are included.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • collect important pre-placement background information about a child’s special needs
  • adjust a home’s safety features to best meet a child’s needs
  • conduct in-home observations of a foster child
  • develop a safety plan for in- and out-of-home situations
  • report unusual events or incidences to the proper authorities
We believe that this training has re-enlightened us to the basics of child safety that often times are overlooked or let slip through the cracks.
We just had our routine chat with our 17.5 yr-old foster daughter this morning and we emphasized the importance of not wandering off or taking off elsewhere after we have dropped her at her designated appointment location without first seeking our consent. And now getting to read the same note in this course reinforces that submission. "we are to have a mental picture of the whereabouts of out foster child."
Jolly E.

Today I completed the Child Safety and Supervision course. This course was so helpful I learned alot once again. Effective Supervision, Red Flags, Family Outing and the 4 W's. I've enjoyed learning new things and happy and motivated to continue.
Angela D.

This course presents strategies for safe and appropriate supervision:

  • pre-placement interviewing

  • safety plan development

  • in-home observations and adjustments

  • being a childcare team member

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)