This 1 or 2 day training will explore the most critical elements involved in managing risk and making timely decisions for permanence for children in foster care and adoption. The training will cover family and child assessment issues, the differences in: foster care, pre-matched and new recruited family’s for children and review multiple tools that could be used in team decision making efforts.


  • Explore the pressures and risks intrinsic to foster care and adoption placements
  • Define risk and risk management
  • Identify the three kinds of risk
  • Review of the goals of MEPA/IEP
  • Provide and overview of an empowerment model for risk management
  • Implications for supervisors
  • Identify critical organizational risk taking factors
  • Identifying your own risk management styles
  • Review case studies