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June 8, 2016 | NCCD
America’s mass incarceration problem and the racial disparities in our correctional system are two sides of the same coin. It’s not possible to address one without examining the other. If we want to make progress on these issues, one topic we need to discuss is risk assessment, which is the use of a…
June 1, 2016 | Phil Decter, Associate Director
A number of years ago, my mother needed to have surgery. Her condition was not life-threatening; however, it was serious, and I wanted to make sure both she and I were clear about the risks and benefits of the proposed surgery. I remember accompanying her to the doctor, nervous and hopeful. The do…
May 23, 2016 | Dr. Jesse Russell, Chief Program Officer
Risk assessment is a key component of prevention. Because risk assessment can be used to structure decision points about which individuals present the greatest prevention opportunities, it can strategically guide systems to allocate resources to where they have the best chance to be effective. In th…
May 16, 2016 | NCCD
It’s time to register for the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families! Located in sunny coastal Garden Grove, California, the conference will be held October 4–6 and includes an immense variety of tracks, sessions, and special events. Come share your good work, enjoy the California we…
May 9, 2016 | Kimberly Giardina, San Diego County
My agency, County of San Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS), has had a long and productive relationship with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), one that continues today. When California’s Child Welfare System Improvement and Accountability Act (AB 636) went into effect in 2001 and…
May 2, 2016 | NCCD
NCCD is very pleased to have William C. Bell, PhD, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, serve as keynote speaker on opening day of our upcoming 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. Casey Family Programs, with which NCCD has worked closely for many years, is the largest oper…
April 19, 2016 | Melissa Connelly, CalSWEC
The upcoming NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families presents an exciting opportunity to share information about innovations developed in California to help train new child welfare social workers to use the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system. The California Social Work Education Cente…
April 18, 2016 | NCCD
All of us at NCCD warmly invite you to join us at our 2016 Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. Taking place on October 4–6, 2016, in Anaheim, California, the conference this year is full of exciting events in addition to engaging sessions in six tracks. Our advisory committee includes Orang…
April 11, 2016 | Caroline Glesmann
As a teenager, Christine* had a difficult home life. Frequent conflicts with her mother and abuse from an older family member led her to run away from home many times. She turned to alcohol and drugs to block out the pain and trauma from the abuse; and her school attendance, grades, and self-confid…
April 4, 2016 | Antoinette Davis
Recently, while perusing Facebook, I noticed a somewhat disturbing post: “I have 200 Facebook friends but I wonder how many people actually take the time to read my posts. If you read this post, write one word to describe your feelings for me. If you respond, it means that you are one of the few pe…