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| NCCD

What does GPS have in common with SDM® assessments? Read the June issue of SDM News to learn how we use these tools in similar ways. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| NCCD

The June 2017 edition of NCCD News features the new website; an announcement about the guest judges for the Media for a Just Society Awards; NCCD’s recommendations to the city of Boulder, Colorado on safety and inclusivity; and the Diversity and Inclusion blog series. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

Disrespect: Elder Abuse and Native Americans

| NCCD

Most elders describe abuse as disrespect and using this terminology will get a more robust response during an investigation. This webinar will present language and approaches that will help with the communication and investigation of elder abuse among Native American elders. Jacque Gray will discuss how her research has helped to inform practice with Native American elders. (Materials: slide presentation)

Presenter:
Dr. Jacque Gray is an Associate Director/Research Professor for the Department of Population Health and the associate director for Rural Health for indigenous programs at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Grand Forks.

| NCCD

The May edition of SDM News highlights an often unseen population within the foster care system: LGBTQ youth. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| NCCD

The May 2017 issue of NCCD News includes a new project on child welfare in New Mexico; an NCCD staff member to present at an international conference; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| NCCD

This issue of SDM News delves into the difference between danger and risk when using the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model in child protection work.

| NCCD
The April 2017 issue of NCCD News includes a new blog series on systems thinking in juvenile justice; project updates; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
| NCCD

Confused about which Structured Decision Making® (SDM) assessment to use for what decision? Look at our new handout—and share with others—to gain a better understanding of the SDM® model.

| NCCD

This is the second in a new series of handouts that communicate key aspects of the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model. This handout lists each SDM assessment along with the critical, corresponding question that assessment helps to answer. Please feel free to share the handout with others interested in the SDM model.

| NCCD
The March 2017 issue of NCCD News includes a donor spotlight on Ira A. Lipman; a new webinar on race, equity, and ethics in child welfare; new projects and publications; and job opportunities. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
| Chris Baird

This is the final brief in the six-part series titled A Question of Evidence, Part Two. In this brief, Chris Baird summarizes the major problems identified throughout the series regarding risk assessment models, then goes on to suggest four steps toward remedying those problems. 

| Chris Baird

This is the fifth brief in the six-part series titled A Question of Evidence, Part Two. In this brief, Chris Baird discusses the research behind structured professional judgment (SPJ) models, a less structured approach to risk assessment favored by the justice field. The brief also addresses concerns with the validity, reliability, equity, and utility of SPJ models.