Checklists, Big Data and the Virtues of Human Judgment
Los Angeles County struggles to strike the right balance between human judgment and increasingly sophisticated predictive tools when determining the risk that a child will be abused. On weekdays, calls to Los Angeles County’s child abuse hotline reach their peak between 2 p.m.
Stakeholders Group Addresses Need for Specialized Adoption Clinical Training
By Gail Johnson Vaughan and Carol Biddle A Stakeholders Group created by California’s Assembly Bill 1790 (2014,) has identified barriers to the provision of services by mental health professionals with specialized clinical training in adoption or permanency issues.