Safety Organized Practice

Children and Family Services

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What you need to know

​The Division of Children and Family Services is excited to announce a new practice model that will support case workers, families and the community. Safety Organized Practice (SOP) is a model designed to help child welfare staff use critical thinking and build good working relationships with families to improve child safety. SOP combines practices from solution focused techniques, Signs of Safety®, trauma-informed practice, Structured Decision Making™, and cultural humility.

Key Features

  • It focuses on teamwork.
  • It aims to build and strengthen the partnership between the agency and the family.
  • It involves the family's informal supports and builds on their strengths.
  • It uses strategies and techniques that support the child and the family being the main focus.
  • The partnership between the family and agency is key to ensuring safety, permanency and well-being.

Learn more about SOP

Children & Family Services Protection & Safety
Phone Number
(402) 471-3121
Mailing Address
301 Centennial Mall South,Lincoln, Nebraska 68509