Why “safe with a plan” provokes anxiety in many child welfare workers and how the SDM® system can help. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
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.
Addressing decision-making dilemmas with the SDM system.*This link opens slowly; please be patient.
Phillip Decter is appointed to serve as NCCD’s interim director of child welfare. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out NCCD’s brand-new handout on the benefits of the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model. This resource is available to help you communicate SDM® model basics with others.
This handout concisely explains the benefits of the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system for each level of an agency: leadership, managers and supervisors, workers, and families. Take a look at the handout and feel free to use it to help communicate SDM® system basics.
The fall issue of SDM News covers all things conference—the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families.
NCCD will select up to three entities to receive extensive technical assistance to determine the feasibility of using Pay for Success (PFS) to support evidence-based or promising youth development programming, with an intentional focus on reducing racial inequities in child welfare and juvenile justice systems through preventing entry into these systems and/or improving life outcomes for system-involved youth and young adults of color.