Screening Tools that can enhance Child Welfare Practice

21 Apr, 2021

A CSDA webinar on Thursday, April 29, 16:00 PM EDT (Friday, April 30, 08:00 AM NZT) will focus on how the centre develops decision aid tools to support front-line Child Welfare case workers, using data to protect children, support families and improve equity

Director of CSDA Rhema Vaithianathan and Emily Putnam-Hornstein from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will discuss their application of predictive analytics with a focus on the world-first Allegheny Family Screening Tool(AFST) which was developed by the Centre in 2016.

The AFST has been shown to improve the accuracy and consistency of maltreatment screening decisions. An independent impact evaluation from researchers at Stanford University showed that the AFST led to more accurate identification of children in need of services and a reduction in racial disparities in case openings.

All are welcome at this 40-minute talk, moderated by CSDA business development manager Dr Vivienne Hunt

Learn more about the webinar or register now

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