Learn the Basics of a proven practice approach
How Much More Can You Achieve with the Right Framework?
Having a consistent practice framework throughout a child welfare organization is no easy task. ReSolutions Together starts with foundational principles and core processes that apply to any area of practice. Then, the ReSolutions Together tools support the practice from the first phone call through to permanency. The tools are easily adaptable to any area of practice.
The Foundations of ReSolutions Together:
History & Evolution
The Research About HOPE
A Conversation Framework
Rating Safety & Wellbeing
Summarizing the Assessment
Building the Safety Plan
Typical Overview Workshops are:
9am - 4pm
2 Breaks & 1hr Lunch
Core Practice Tenants and Tools
The ReSolutions Together Overview Workshop covers guiding principles, practical tools, and realistic processes based on tested methods from the field. With a family-wellbeing approach, our custom practice model empowers you to create hope, wellbeing, and safety by integrating your organization’s aspirations and equity efforts into one consistent practice.
Meet children and families where they are to build trust when and how they need it most in a system focused on child and family wellbeing.
- Sharing an Ongoing Assessment
- Gathering Perspectives
- Conversation Note
- Shared Ratings of Safety & Wellbeing Over Time
- Involving the Children with:
- 3 Houses
- Network Meeting Feedback & Dashboard
- Family Feedback & Dashboard
Practical tools enable your staff and natural networks to move past conflicting perspectives through deeper critical thinking and asking rather than telling.
- Maintaining the Ongoing Assessment through Assessment Summaries, including:
- Past Worries
- Past Success
- Critical Worries
- Essential Goals
- Involving the Children with Words & Pictures Explanations
- Network Safety Scale & Dashboard
Forge and maintain ongoing family relationships with intentionality, backed by the full support of natural networks and family resources.
- Involving the Children with:
- Safety House
- Safety Object
- Words & Pictures Safety Plans
- Actively Involving Natural Networks
- Family Safety Circles
- Network Member Self-Reflection Tool
- Ongoing Safety Network Meetings
- Network Meeting Feedback
- Safety & Wellbeing Journal
- Rigorous Planning for Safety & Wellbeing
- Stressors & Triggers
- Warning Signs
- Prevention Plan Rules
- Response Plan Rules
- Practicing, Monitoring & Refining Over Time
Go Beyond the Overview:
Full Implementation Involves Your Whole Community…
Take the burden off your staff
and prevent burn-out
Empower your teams
with a focused direction
Cast a vision
and build on it
Foster trust and communication
to prioritize safety
Give families the resources they need
with a well-oiled machine
Set clear expectations
It’s time for more hope, wellbeing, and safety.
The Foundation of ReSolutions Together
We applied our 70+ years of combined child welfare experience to the Resolutions Approach by Susie Essex to bring you ReSolutions Together: the custom practice approach centered around child safety.
“I’ll emphasize again and again – for me the Resolutions Approach is all about building relational resilience.
That’s the bit I want for children. They know what the worries are, they know who to talk to, and they know there’s people who will take them seriously. Really – for any child – that’s what you need in life.“
– Susie Essex, BA Hons, CQSW, DSA, DASS
Susie is also the co-author of one of the Top 5 Child Welfare Books
The Resolutions Approach:
Working with ‘Denied’ Child Abuse
Designed by Leaders in Child Welfare
Our team knows firsthand what it takes to make meaningful change throughout a child welfare organization, starting at the frontline. More than 70 child welfare jurisdictions across North America have trusted SafeGenerations for consultation and training.
We explore different perspectives to grow connection and inclusion.
We extend care and empathy to our partners and the people they serve.
We are allies who tackle the tough stuff and honor all people while we do.
We lead with strong vision while recognizing that we always have room to grow.
We have fun while honoring the core purpose of the significant work we do.
The Information in the Overview Workshop is Based on the Following Research:
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