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| NCCD

The ability to predict the future would prove useful in many areas of our lives. For child protection social workers, it could help them target services to families most likely to experience poor outcomes in the future. In the absence of such an ability, social workers can use the Structured Decision Making® risk assessment. Learn more about actuarial assessment in the September issue of SDM News. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

The Abuse Intervention Model: A Pragmatic Approach to Intervention for Elder Mistreatment

| Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Keck School of Medicine, USC

Interventions are needed to mitigate elder mistreatment, but responders must first know when to intervene. This webinar will present the Abuse Intervention Model (AIM), a simple, coherent framework of known risk factors of the victim, perpetrator, and environment that applies to all types of abuse. Dr. Laura Mosqueda will discuss the details of the AIM and present case studies on how the AIM can be applied to APS work. (Materials: slide presentation)

| Angie M. Wolf, PhD; Andrea Bogie; Estivaliz Castro; Caroline Glesmann; Aishatu Yusuf

This executive summary presents key findings from NCCD’s interviews with 114 gang-involved girls and young women in California from 2012 to 2015. The interviews were part of NCCD’s research into the individual, family, and community factors affecting girls’ experiences with and desistance from gangs and gang-related crime. The goals of NCCD’s study included identifying girls’ reasons for joining gangs, their experiences and activities related to gang involvement, and their motivations and strategies for transitioning away from gangs. The summary also provides recommendations for practitioners, policymakers, and others who are interested in improving outcomes for gang-involved girls.

| Angie M. Wolf, PhD; Caroline Glesmann

NCCD has published a brief that draws on data from NCCD’s interviews with 114 gang-involved girls and young women in California, with a focus on interview participants’ social supports. The interviews were part of NCCD’s research into the individual, family, and community factors affecting girls’ experiences with and desistance from gangs and gang-related crime. The goals of NCCD’s study, conducted from 2012 to 2015, included identifying girls’ reasons for joining gangs, their experiences and activities related to gang involvement, and their motivations and strategies for transitioning away from gangs.

| NCCD

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.

| 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.

| 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.

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 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.