10th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

Predictive Risk Modeling as a Tool for Child Protection? A Conversation about the Good, the Bad, and the Still Unknown...

Join us on October 13th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Guest Lecturer: Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Associate Professor, University of Southern California

The expanded availability and quality of administrative data, coupled with advances in technology, have led to renewed interest in decision aids based on statistical models. Predictive risk modeling (PRM) is one such class of tools, using existing data to automatically generate a risk score for individuals and providing a means of population risk screening without requiring any additional data entry. Yet, the promise of PRM is dependent upon the availability of data that can be used to accurately discern risk and the ability to intervene to prevent the adverse outcome that was predicted. This lecture will provide an overview of different use cases for risk modeling in child protection systems with a focus on legal, ethical, and implementation considerations.

  • School of Social Work
    Room 2015
    1010 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801
  • Reception to follow
  • This event is FREE and open to the public
  • The Children and Family Research Center will also host their 20th Anniversary Open House at 5:30 p.m.

Donald Brieland, leader in child welfare and social work and the law, served as Dean of the School of Social Work from 1975 – 1981. The Brieland Visiting Scholar is supported by an endowment created by Dean Brieland and his family to advance scholarly discussion in social work and social welfare.