Safety planning is a process or intervention used with working with individuals who have first-hand experience with violence or who may be at risk of experiencing violence or other harms. Safety plans are most effective when the child or youth is in the driver’s seat of personalizing the plan. As a child welfare professional, you will develop a safety plan collaboratively with a child or youth and coordinate a community response by identifying the gaps based on your assessment. A vital component of responding to a child or youth experiencing trafficking is a multidisciplinary approach across the public health and social services sectors (such as legal aid, housing, medical care, and behavioral health services, etc.) to meet the various needs of every child or youth and equip their support system with the necessary knowledge and skills to support them.

Safety Planning and Multidisciplinary Response for Child Welfare Professionals