SDM Safety Planning with SFNFCI & Evident Change

Evident Change Consultant, William Nguyen, and SFNFCI staff Rachel Andal (SDM Consultant), Brianna Raine (SDM Consultant) and Misty Kay (Learning Operations Coordinator) hosted an Evident Change workshop with the focus on SDM Safety Assessment and Planning workshop for First Nations Child and Family Service workers September 20th and September 21, 20222.

On September 22, 2022, the day was structured for FN CFS Agency Supervisors in developing and learning diverse ways to support workers in the use of the SDM safety assessment and SDM planning. The training was held at the Smiley’s restaurant in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – where there was so much variety of food to choose from!

It was great to be able to meet in person with Elder Ernestine Starr who provided elder services throughout the three days of training. There were many laughs, stories, and information sharing between all the agencies and SFNFCI.


  • Open ended questions will get you the most information (Solution Focus Questions -Exception, Scaling, Position, Coping and Preferred future-can guide this!)
  • Are you banging your head against the wall? ENGAGE, ENGAGE, ENAGE!
  • Gems of Clarity will help guide the families and the workers to be on the same page and work towards the same goal (Harm Statement, Worry Statement, and Goal Statement) A safety plan is a splint (short term), a Family Service Agreement is the cast (long term)









Next In Person Workshop with Evident Change/SFNFCI: Integrating IPS and SDM into Case planning, January 24, 2022- January 25, 2022

Next Virtual Workshop with Evident Change/SFNFCI:

  • November 9, 2022- 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. -Solution Focused Questions  
  • November 10, 2022- 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - IPS Networking Tools 
  • November 16, 2022- 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Engaging Families in Crucial Conversations 
  • November 16, 2022- 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Progressive Visitation Planning: Refresher 
  • December 7, 2022- 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - IPS Safety House 
  • December 7, 2022- 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - IPS Three Houses  
  • December 8, 2022- 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - CAP Framework  
  • December 8, 2022- 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.- IPS Networking Tools 


Registration for all training sessions can be found on the SFNFCI website “Calendar of events”.

If you have any questions and/or need assistance with registration reach out to a SDM Consultant.

For any agency specific training dates and/or onsite support contact SDM Consultants for more information.

SDM Consultant Rachel Andal (rachel@sfnfci.ca; 306-715-0800)

SDM Consultant Brianna Raine (brianna@sfnfci.ca; 306-852-9394)

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