Definitional Tools



Safety Organized Practice (SOP) is a collaborative practice approach that emphasizes the impotance of teamwork in child welfare.  SOP aims to build and strengthen partnerships with the child welfare agency and within a family by involving their informal support networks of friends and families have strengths.  SOP uses strategies and techniques tha align with the belief that a child and the family exists in an effort to find solutions that ensure safety, permanency, and well-being for children.  Safety Organized Practice is informed by an integration of practices and approaches, including: 

  1. Solution-focused Practice
  2. Signs of Safety
  3. Structured Decision Making
  4. Child and Family Engagement
  5. Risk and Safety Assessment Research
  6. Group Supervision and Interactional Supervision
  7. Appreciative Inquiry
  8. Motivational Interviewing
  9. Consultation and Information Sharing Framework
  10. Cultural Humility
  11. Trauma-Informed Practice (UC Davis Extension, Center for Human Services)