Tennessee Safety Culture Summit

January 31st – February 1st 2018

Vanderbilt University


          Vanderbilt Student Life , Nashville TN 

         Vanderbilt Student Life, Nashville TN 

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Tennessee Safety Culture Summit 2018

Speaker INFO

Bonnie Hommrich  Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services                                       

Michael Cull, PhD  Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

David Sanders, PhD Executive Vice President of System Improvement, Casey Family Programs - slides

Zeinab Chahine, PhD Managing Director, Casey Family Programs - slides

Bryan Samuels Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago; Former Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families - slides

Jerry Hickson, MD Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention; Vanderbilt Health System; Joseph C. Ross Chair for Medical Education and Administration; Professor of Pediatrics - slides

Tim Vogus, PhD Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University - slides

Jon Ebert, PsyD Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry; Director, Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

Poster Presentation Tennessee child welfare professionals


Safe Systems Improvement Tool                            Safety Notice Example

Safety Culture Survey                                            Spaced ED Curriculum Example

Reference Materials

Vogus, et. al. - Assessing Safety Culture in Child Welfare: Evidence from Tennessee

Amy Edmonson 2014 TED Talk - Building a Psychologically Safe Workplace

Perlo, et. al. (2017) - IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work  

Munro - A Systems Approach to Investigating Child Abuse Deaths

Rzipnicki & Johnson - Examining Decision Error in Child Protection: A New Application of Root Cause Analysis

Cull, et. al. - Applying Principles from Safety Science to Improve Child Protection

Pecora (2017) - Evidence-based and Promising Interventions for Preventing Child Fatalities and Severe Child Injuries Related to Child Maltreatment

Turnbull, et. al. (2013) - Soft is Hardest: Leading for Learning in Child Protection Services Following a Child Fatality

Vogus (2011) - Mindful Organizing


Thanks to all our partners!

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