Read about the Structured Decision Making® prevention services tools, designed for assessing families whose first encounter with public services involves financial assistance.
There is no magic wand that will improve practice. This document outlines our theory on how change can come about (and how outcomes can then improve) by providing current data tools to the right people.
NCCD reports on staff trainings in June—part of its internal diversity and inclusion work; and announces the guest judges for the NCCD Distinguished Achievement Award, which is given annually in conjunction with our Media for a Just Society Awards.
NCCD names Phil Decter, MSW, as Director of Child Welfare.
Phil Decter, MSW, is named director of child welfare at NCCD. Meanwhile, Chris Scharenbroch presents on predictive analytics at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington, DC.
Consistent (or shared) language is essential for effective implementation of the Structured Decision Making® system.
NCCD joins partnership to find and support students in St. Paul, Minnesota, who are at high risk for delinquency; Kathy Park and a small group of staff meet up with the makers of Milwaukee 53206; and our blog focuses on adult protection.
Learn how data gathered through Structured Decision Making® implementation can assist agency leadership in making policy decisions.
Chris Scharenbroch, NCCD’s associate director of research analytics, explores the concept of fairness when looking at risk among different populations in a new blog post, and CEO Kathy Park leads a session at the American Public Human Services Association National Health and Human Services Summit.
Supervisors who lack time to coach the caseworkers they oversee may want to check out the March issue of SDM News, which offers a solution.
Two articles in this month’s newsletter look at the pros and cons of predictive analytics. Also, NCCD staff will present at the American Society on Aging Conference, and NCCD is partnering with Kansas to improve decision making in child welfare.
Referencing major declines in surgery complication rates due to the adoption of a simple checklist, this issue of SDM News describes the advantages of breaking down complex tasks by using checklists.