Learn about a framework for applying safety science to promote a culture of safety in child welfare agencies.
Capacity Building Center for States
Review examples from within child welfare and strategies from other industries to incorporate a culture of safety that can improve outcomes for communities and staff. See the latest research that reveals child welfare workers are more prone to safety errors if agencies impose rigid structures or if workers view their caseloads as unmanageable. Learn more about studies showing that organizational cultures that promote team decision-making and open communication when workers make mistakes can improve services and reduce risks. Child welfare agency leaders and managers can apply these principles to champion a culture of safety through learning environments.
Capacity Building Center for States. (2017). Applying safety science principles in child welfare [Recorded webinar]. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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