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Safety Planning Strategies for Youth Workers

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Meridian Center For Health

10521 Meridian Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98133

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What is safety and how does its definition change in different contexts? This training begins by exploring what safety is and what it means to different people. This includes physical, emotional, psychological, financial and community contexts for safety. From there, we will explore processes for increasing safety, including concrete strategies for developing safety plans with young people and clients.


Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate differences in how safety is defined based on the contexts for what makes people feel safe
  2. Build safety into relationships with young people by modeling boundaries
  3. Increase youth choice and agency in the safety planning process
  4. Apply strategies for creating and supporting implementation of safety plans


This training is from 12 noon. to 4 p.m. on June 10th, 2019 at the Meridian Center for Health (10521 Meridian Avenue North Seattle, WA 98133).


This training is offered through the Youth Worker Institute advanced skill track. It's built and facilitated by Leslie Briner, who is YouthCare's Sexual Exploitation Consultant and a lecturer at University of Washington School of Social Work. Leslie's professional experience includes organizational social work practice; domestic violence and sexual assault intervention; commercial sexual exploitation community liaison, policy, and training; community-based practice with homeless and runaway youth; and program development for residential services.


Participants will recive a certificate of completion after attending this training. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact the Youth Worker Institute team at ywi@youthcare.org. Thank you.

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