Appreciative Inquiry with Families

This package is being offered on the following dates: (This is a single-session package)

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Here’s what we’ll examine during our time together:

What does good front-line social work look like? The true litmus test of good child welfare practice centers around two key questions:

  1. Did it work on the front-line for the family and the caseworker?
  2. Was the child kept safe in the end?
Appreciative Inquiry (A.I.) is central to the Signs of Safety practice framework. A.I. is not just an avenue, but rather an expressway, for creating a learning culture within agencies that are committed to quality child welfare practice. It changes everything by building the capacity of individuals and systems. Appreciative Inquiry is a feedback system, grounded in reflective learning, that leads to unprecedented growth toward successful child welfare practice.

During this Learning Lab, participants will explore:

  • What Appreciative Inquiry is, including the purpose, structure, value, and its impact on families, as well as its impact on organizational change.
  • The key types of Appreciative Inquiries
  • Questioning skills for leading Appreciative Inquiries
  • A vision around developing a questioning trajectory for an Appreciative Inquiry interview
  • Parents’ reflections about their experience of Signs of Safety

Who should attend this package?

  • Front-line Child Welfare Workers
  • Child Welfare Supervisors
  • Managers, Leaders, Stakeholders

Before participating in this package, participants should attend a:

  • 2-day Signs of Safety Overview