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CSDA tool has a key role in US child harm prevention program

Human services staff in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, are using a CSDA tool to match high needs families with intensive support services as part of a proactive child harm prevention program introduced this month.

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New tool to help the homeless offers accuracy, equity, and impact

CSDA has deployed a world-first machine learning tool for a county in the United States, which accurately prioritises requests for housing help.

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Meet CSDA’s new deputy director: Dr Nina Anchugina

Nina Anchugina has returned to CSDA as deputy director for the ‘hard problems and human impact’ but also to share her knowledge of private sector best practice with a fast-growing collaborative team.

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Study in JAMA Pediatrics confirms the value of predictive risk modelling

New research co-authored by Rhema Vaithianathan and Diana Benavides-Prado confirms that children identified as at risk by the Allegheny Family Screening Tool, a predictive risk modelling tool that supports child protection decisions, are also at considerably heightened risk of hospitalisation injury.

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Research offers new framework to help machine learning systems learn over time

New research co-authored by Diana Benavides Prado, a senior research fellow at CSDA, proposes a framework designed to improve the knowledge acquired by machine learning systems that learn sequentially.

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