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The fourth semi-annual report, issued by the Monitors, covers monitoring activities during the January to June 2017 reporting period and describes observations as to the progress of Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in meeting the requirements of their Settlement Agreement with the US Department of Justice concerning law enforcement in the Antelope Valley.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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NCCD Board of Directors Chair Emeritus Ira A. Lipman has championed and promoted social justice throughout his private and professional life. As part of that commitment, Mr. Lipman has been one of NCCD’s most steadfast supporters. He joined the NCCD Board of Directors in 1975, became Chair Emeritus in 1996, and continues to hold the title of Honorary Chair. As he says, “I look at NCCD as an organization focused on trying to be America’s progressive conscience. It is critical for NCCD to succeed.”

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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.