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Supervisors who lack time to coach the caseworkers they oversee may want to check out the March issue of SDM News, which offers a solution.   

| NCCD

Referencing major declines in surgery complication rates due to the adoption of a simple checklist, this issue of SDM News describes the advantages of breaking down complex tasks by using checklists.

| NCCD

NCCD celebrates a successful fundraising campaign and highlights two examples of noteworthy SDM® system implementations.

| NCCD

Using helpful analogies to other professions, this edition of SDM News explains how SDM assessment tools aid social workers in balancing professional judgment with information gained from the tools.

| NCCD

The SDM® system is like a good friend: Both are reliable, with SDM assessment tools going through inter-rater reliability testing to determine how truly reliable they are.

| NCCD

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.

| NCCD

This edition examines how the SDM® risk assessment helps determine “the who” and “who not” when it comes to allocating child protection agency resources. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| 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.

| NCCD

Addressing decision-making dilemmas with the SDM system.*This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| NCCD

Phillip Decter is appointed to serve as NCCD’s interim director of child welfare. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| 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 May edition of SDM News highlights an often unseen population within the foster care system: LGBTQ youth. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.