Safety Planning Survey Answers

1. What are the three essential components when assessing safety?

  1. Child’s age, child’s ability to self-protect, and caregiver access.
  2. Safety factors, child vulnerability, and parental protective capacity.
  3. Caregiver’s cognitive, behavioral, and emotional capacity.
  4. Prior CPS reports, access to services, and exposure to abuse as a child. 

2. Which of the following is an example of an active safety threat?

  1. Aliyah’s mother has a diagnosed psychological condition.
  2. Jean, Sally, and Courtney do not have stable housing or medical insurance.
  3. Aliyah is 2-years-old, non-verbal, and does not attend daycare.
  4. Xavier's mother is getting into violent altercations while he is present.

3. A safety plan is implemented when –

  1. An agency is concerned about liability. 
  2. A worker wants to hold a parent accountable for his/her behavior.
  3. Family’s protective capacities are not sufficient to control safety threats.
  4. A worker needs more time to observe behaviors and risks.

4. What is an example of a Safety Plan Activity

  1. Mother will complete a drug assessment and do random urine screens.
  2. Parents will not use physical disciple.
  3. Caseworker will refer for mental health counseling and parenting services.
  4. Grandfather will reside in the home and provide supervision to the children.


5. Which scenario sufficiently controls immediate danger with a safety plan?

  1. Xavier’s mother agreed to avoid drugs and violence.
  2. Sally’s mother promised to stop using “excessive corporal punishment.”
  3. Jean’s aunt is willing and able to move into the home to provide supervision.
  4. Aliyah’s grandmother is willing and able to babysit Aliyah from 8 AM to 6 PM.

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