Creating Safety Plans with Clients at Risk

Amy Saville, LCSW – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

June 12, 2024

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


This three hour live, interactive virtual session will guide participants through the process of creating safety plans for clients at risk. Participants will learn why safety planning is such a powerful component of clinical work and how to incorporate this strategy with those they work with. They will work through the completion of a safety plan and gain feedback from peers on the process. The following learning objectives will be covered:

Training Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the role of safety planning in working with individuals at risk.
2. List three benefits of safety plans
3. Identify five components of effective safety plans.
4. Create a sample safety plan.
5. Advocate the use of safety planning with individuals at risk.



9 :30 – 12:30 A break will be provided

· Introduction to safety planning
· Components of effective safety plans
· Benefits of using safety plans with individuals at risk
· Indications for use of safety planning as an intervention
· The role of the support system in the safety plan
· Collaborative approach
· Create a sample safety plan
· Breakout rooms to share experience and get feedback
· Q&A


CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Trainer:

Amy Saville, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in Middlesex County, NJ with a career history spanning 18 years of service to children, families, and child-serving organizations. She currently is a Training Consultation Specialist for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care as well as project coordinator and lead trainer for “Creating Safe and Respectful Environments,” an initiative funded by the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission. In this role she coordinates a training program for juvenile detention centers and state run secure care facilities and residential centers on the topics of mental health disorders among adolescents, crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention. In her private practice she also provides training to schools and other community groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania on these topics.

Amy has worked extensively with children and adolescents as a clinician in private practice, and with University Behavioral Health Care’s Child and Adolescent In-patient and Regional Response Units. In this role she provided crisis intervention, evaluation, and ongoing therapeutic services as well as advocacy on behalf of adolescents and their families. She specializes in adolescent suicide prevention and working with treatment-resistant youth.


Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you.

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  • July 12, 2024 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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