Critical Map Components:

  1. detailed descriptions of organizational strengths and worries, including words and perspectives of agency social workers that tell us clearly what the strength or worry is exactly, who has it, how it is demonstrated in behavior, and how often it shows up,

  2. identification of complicating factors; the things that really aren’t worries but instead make finding solutions to overcome a worry seem more difficult,

  3. clear summary statements of the worries in which existing strengths that connect to the worry are also identified,

  4. bottom lines regarding agency practice, such as requirements that all children have their family around them in a meaningful way, that child protection’s worries are shared with people outside the family, or that safety plans are practiced and proven,

  5. goal statements that describe behaviorally what will be happening instead, when worries are no longer worries, and

  6. judgment scales where participants stake a claim for their perspective about where things are between the the worry statements (0) and the goal statements (10).