Risk management planning is essential for Children’s Aid Societies. In order for your strategy to be effective, there must be buy-in at all levels: from front-line workers to the Board of Directors. Join us for this session where Child Welfare Consultant, Andrew Koster, will discuss the importance of established policies and procedures. Andrew will share case studies which exemplify the importance of structured and relevant documentation to support your risk management strategy.
As a venerable child welfare professional with vast and varied experience in the field, Andrew brings his expert perspective in creating meaningful, effective and relevant risk management strategies that are unique to the risk exposures faced by Children’s Aid Societies. 

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, September 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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Meet Andrew Koster:

Andrew Koster, MSW, RSW, is a Child Welfare Consultant and Trainer, and Past President of the Child Welfare League of Canada
Andrew is a long-time child welfare professional with 47 years' experience holding various roles from front line to administration. Andrew has written and assisted in curriculum development, and provided workshops on risk assessment, front-line and manager core training, sexual abuse investigation, treatment modalities, and stress management. Having twice been seconded to government, Andrew has engaged with Provinces (6), Territories (1), and child welfare agencies in writing reports; reviewing high profile child welfare cases; or providing child death reviews for the last 25 years. He has taught social work and child welfare courses in several schools of social work and authored and co-authored numerous articles including the use of the child wellbeing scales; qualitative outcome measurement; and the importance of positive relationships and counselling in child welfare.

This webinar is pending CE Accreditation.