A Proactive Approach to Child Welfare and Safety
Too often, state and local child welfare agencies find themselves in crisis mode, spurred on perhaps by a tragedy in the headlines, budget shortfalls, or overwhelming caseloads. This reactive approach has been a staple across the U.S.
No Risk in Trying New Approaches to Find Children Most in Danger
In my last column, I discussed the new approaches to identify and target high-risk families for special attention in child welfare. Los Angeles and Allegheny County, Penn., as well as New Zealand are working on risk assessment algorithms.
Who Will Seize the Child Abuse Prediction Market?
Lisa Mayrose knew Florida’s Department of Children & Families needed to overhaul how it investigated phone calls reporting beaten and neglected children. “We had a rash of child deaths,” Mayrose, the regional managing director of the department in Tampa, said in an interview with The Imprint.