The Power of Partnership Small Group Course
An Intensive Co-Facilitated Learning Experience
One of our best resources to help your agency
promote a culture of learning
and build internal capacity.
“The Power of Partnership video and workbook is quite simply the best way to introduce the Signs of Safety approach to people new to the approach and what’s more it always inspires and deepens the practice of those who know the model well.”
Co-creator of the Signs of Safety and Co-Author of Working with 'Denied' Child Abuse The Resolutions Approach
"The Power of Partnership Small Group Course is brilliant! Any group of practitioners and leaders who engage in this course will have a solid grasp of leading a family and professionals through risk assessment and safety planning from the beginning of a case to closure."
Consultant Family Therapist and Co-Author of Working with 'Denied'Child Abuse The Resolutions Approach
By the end of this course...
Participants will be able to...
- Skillfully use Authority & Inquiry to build Partnership from the first contact
- Develop a clear and balanced Risk Assessment Map
- Lead parents through the development and delivery of a Words & Pictures Explanation
- Help families identify effective Safety Networks
- Involve children in the development and demonstration of a Safety Plan
Teams will be able to...
- See the importance and value of collaborative Action-Learning
- Use Rotational Mapping to learn together and grow capacity
- Create a culture of learning through Appreciative Inquiry
Your Course Guide
A Licensed Signs of Safety trainer or consultant will guide your group through the Power of Partnership Course. Licensed trainers and consultants who assist practitioners and agencies to learn and implement the Signs of Safety approach are available in Europe, United Kingdom, North America, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
All trainers and consultants participate actively in the broader international community, sharing and growing their knowledge and skills through training, gatherings and individual and group supervision.
Included in this course...
"The learning opportunities provided by SafeGenerations are unique and special experiences. The online classroom helps people from different contexts communicate with one another about practice. We get to share perspectives from various geographical areas, roles, and points of view. This makes me a better practitioner because it gives me a more complete picture of how things are applied from rural to urban jurisdictions, between investigations and case management, and even from supervisors to workers.
Being able to enter comments and reflections into the online classroom and then have other people discuss the same concepts and ideas gives me courage to move my work forward."
- Garry Dorris, Missouri
"There were so many things I appreciated about the Power of Partnership Course!...The opportunity for group collaboration and discussion; Working through a family case study while applying my learning to everyday work with children and their families; The ability to refer back to the PoP curriculum and postings as needed. I also appreciated the feedback along the way from the SafeGenerations facilitators."
- Anonymous, Ontario, Canada
PreviewORI-A: Welcome! (1:15)
PreviewORI-B: Tour Your Classroom
PreviewORI-C: Setting your notifications for your classroom
StartORI-D: The Power of Partnership Workbook (6:19)
StartORI-E: Full Power of Partnership Video (30:37)
StartORI-F: Prep for First Session
StartORI-G: Your Best Hopes & Learning Goals
StartORI-H: Check Yourself
StartORI-I: You're all set!!!
Start1A: Welcome to the Power of Partnership Course
Start1B: Pre-Reading Discussion - Action Learning
Start1C: Intake Phone Call (0:56)
Start1D: Max & Amy Case - Reflections on Building Partnership (1:55)
Start1E: Building Partnership in the First Contact (6:42)
Start1F: Debrief of Session #1
Start1G: Your Case - Homework & Prep for Session 2
Start2PRE: Homework Reflection
Start2A: Welcome to Session 2! (2:38)
Start2B: Gathering Information through Mapping (6:47)
Start2C: Strategies for Engaging Children
Start2D: Max & Amy Case - Three Houses Questions
Start2E: Three Houses Video (2:23)
Start2F: Your Case - Three Houses Questions
Start2G: Turning Mapping Information into Harm & Existing Safety Statements
Start2H: Debrief of Session #2
Start2I: Your Case - Homework & Prep for Session 3
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Course Developer
The SafeGenerations Team has worked together to develop this course. The full-time team (Andrea Robideau, Bill Schulenberg, Sarah Sundman and Sherry Amelse) has more than 50+ combined years of experience in direct practice with families in child welfare and counseling. They know first-hand what it takes to learn and grow in asking questions and leading conversations. As of 2019, SafeGenerations had provided training and consulting services to more than 65 jurisdictions across the United States and Canada, primarily focused on the Signs of Safety approach and the Resolutions Approach. Because they stay closely connected to the international Signs of Safety community and because they continue to work alongside families and front-line practitioners, the trainers at SafeGenerations bring their tried-and-true methods for engaging families to collaboratively build lasting safety for their children.
Your classroom will close one month after your last scheduled session.