What are the three types of SDM? The assessment has three sections that focus on risk, caregiver-child visitation, and safety.
What is an SDM assessment? The SDM family risk assessment identifies families with low, moderate, high, or very high probabilities of future abuse or neglect. By completing the risk assessment, the worker obtains an objective appraisal of the likelihood that a family will maltreat their child in the next 18 to 24 months.
What is the SDM tool? The Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model is a suite of decision-support tools that promote safety and well-being for children and adults.
What is a parental risk assessment? Parenting Capacity Evaluations (Risk Assessments) PCE’s are a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of a parent’s risk for neglect and/or abuse. It combines specific and extensive interviewing, psych testing, records review, and other data as necessary into a concise and complete evaluation.