Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Danger Assessment & Decision Making at Access

Step 1: Consider Case Information Exercise

For this exercise, you will watch a video on considering case information and then apply it to a CPS report.

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Step 1: Watch Video

well as the link to the CPS Safety Intervention Standards.
Step 1: Consider Case Information Video
Step 1: Handout
CPS Safety Intervention Standards

Step 2: Read CPS Report

While reading the CPS report, think about the household of concern including who lives there and what family conditions come to your attention.
CPS Report

Step 3: Complete Form

Document your findings by completing the Step 1 Form.
Step 1: Consider the Case Information Form

Step 2: Identify Threats Exercise

For this exercise, you will watch a video on identifying threats and then apply it to a CPS report.

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Step 1: Watch Video

This short video explains step 2. We have also provided a handout to take notes on or refer to later as well as the link to the CPS Safety Intervention Standards.
Step 2: Identify Threats Video
Step 2: Handout
CPS Safety Intervention Standards

Step 2: Re-read CPS Report

While re-reading the CPS report, think about the family conditions you selected in Step 1 and whether they connect to danger threats.
CPS Report

Step 3: Complete Form

Document your findings by completing the Step 2 Form.
Step 2: Identify Danger Threats Form

Step 3: Apply Danger Definitions Exercise

For this exercise, you will watch a video on applying danger definitions and then apply it to a CPS report.

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Step 1: Watch Video

This short video explains step 3. We have also provided a handout to take notes on or refer to later. We have also provided a handout to take notes on or refer to later as well as the link to the CPS Safety Intervention Standards.

Step 3: Apply Danger Definitions Video
Step 3: Handout
CPS Safety Intervention Standards

Step 2: Re-read CPS Report

While re-reading the CPS report, think about the definitions of Present and Impending Danger and determine the information about the family conditions you identified in Step 1 to meet the respective definitions of danger and justify it.
CPS Report

Step 3: Complete Form

Document your findings by completing the Step 3 Form.
Step 3: Apply Danger Definitions Form

Step 4: Confirm All Threats Exercise

For this exercise, you will watch a video on confirming all threats and then apply it to a CPS report.

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Step 1: Watch Video

This short video explains step 4. We have also provided a handout to take notes on or refer to later. We have also provided a handout to take notes on or refer to later as well as the link to the CPS Safety Intervention Standards.

Step 4: Confirm All Threats Video
Step 4: Handout
CPS Safety Intervention Standards

Step 2: Re-read CPS Report

While re-reading the CPS report, think about which danger threats will be finalized and use the assessment of danger to inform decision-making.
CPS Report

Step 3: Complete Form

Document your findings by completing the Step 4 Form.
Step 4: Confirm All Present and Likely Impending Danger Threats Form