ACTION, a small, highly efficient national child welfare consulting organization. Our focus is on providing high quality education and technical assistance services directed at improving case practice and decision making occurring in child welfare programs.
Our primary customers are state and local child welfare agencies. We are customer centered which means we make available our currently existing products and services or we facilitate a collaboration with agency leaders to tailor new solutions. Principles and values guide our work.
Critical thinking. We avoid assumptions and givens in our work as we seek the right questions, better answers, new ideas, promising solutions and clearer direction.
Responsiveness. We are recognized for swiftly responding to requests for help followed by prompt, high quality products and services.
Competence. Accumulatively ACTION professionals have way over 300 years experience in child welfare.
We know beliefs precede behavior.
Respect and acceptance of others and their experience and ideas
Self determination in the pursuit of growth and change
Openness rather than interference
Trust in self, others and the process
The Safety Intervention Organization
We are well known for our abilities in safety intervention. Our expertise in this area comes from having designed the first safety assessment and safety plan model in the country. We continually pursue the improvement and refinement of all aspects of safety intervention practice and decision making. We believe that agencies can effectively build their practice models solely on safety intervention.
What can we do for you?
We provide high quality consultation, education and technical assistance services. Our staff and associates perform competently in a wide range of areas including organization, program and practice model design, policy and procedure development; expert case review and testimony, program and case reviews and evaluations; curriculum development; training; community organization; workload management; and program and project implementation.