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  • October 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 7

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health that highlights how a school-based program designed to help teenage mothers improve their academic outcomes and educational attainment has increased school attendance and achievement and a report from the Kirwan Institute that acknowledges the potential benefits of using predictive analytics in child welfare as well as reasons to be wary of this practice, including the risk of perpetuating certain cognitive and structural biases.

  • High School Program for Expectant, Parenting Students Improves Academic Outcomes
    A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) shows a school-based program designed to help teenage mothers improve their academic outcomes...
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  • Safeguards Against Misuse of Predictive Analytics
    A new report urges caution when using child welfare data to predict future trends and offers suggestions for safeguarding against its misuse.  The 2017 report from the Kirwan Institute for the...
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