Practice Tools for Child Welfare

These tools were developed by CSSP with partners in child welfare systems that were shifting to a protective factors approach. The tools are designed to help child welfare workers use a protective factors lens at important points in a child welfare case. In addition, “Taking Care of Yourself” helps workers to think about the protective factors in their own lives in the context of their difficult work. Finally, a guide for coaching to a protective factors approach helps supervisors reinforce the approach and support workers’ efforts to shift their practice; workers and their supervisors can use the practice reflection tools and action planning tool to map out the changes they want to make.