Screening Tool for Optimal Protection In every case the screener applies the Screening Tool for Optimal Protection to determine whether the situation is too dangerous for an APS home response. In all cases the Screener must: Verify the AV’s address and zip code Search for and consider any APS history Complete an IMS search and […]
Identify safety issues prior to the initial visit with the client and respond if there are indicators of a recent incidence of violence.
Planning for Safety Social workers often meet clients for the first time during times of crisis – on what could be the “worst day” of the client’s life. Workers must always consider issues of safety when conducting initial investigations. Strategies can be used to keep clients, family members, and workers safe. These strategies begin with […]