JOINING FORCES: Structured Decision Making: An Overview

This session will review the assessments that comprise the Structured Decision Making system developed for use in Utah. Participants will learn about the assessments used in CPS investigations to inform decisions such as when a child must be removed from the home for their own safety and when ongoing services should be offered to families. The research supporting the SDM system will also be discussed.

This presentation will be given by Shannon Flasch on Monday, November 12 from 1:15 until 2:45 pm. For a schedule of all workshops, click here.

Shannon Flasch, an Associate Director, joined the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) in 2007. The primary focus of her work since that time has been the development and implementation of Structured Decision Making systems in child protection, adult protection, and welfare-to-work. Shannon is particularly interested in partnering with agencies to improve service planning with families and individuals. Prior to joining NCCD, Shannon worked with the William T. Grant Foundation on building a body of knowledge about youth developmental settings. She received her MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University in 2006.

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Want to register for JOINING FORCES? Visit our website or give us a call at 801-393-3366 or toll-free 1-800-CHILDREN. We’ll see you in November!


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