This book explores the use of integrated administrative data to understand and address the significant public health problem of child maltreatment. It examines the use of linked, or integrated, administrative data to increase understanding of population-level needs – and to inform decision-making efforts – within the child welfare system and across other public systems.
The book details the technological innovations that have allowed for the accumulation and centralization of large datasets critical to identifying risks of child maltreatment and its negative consequences and to target community and system responses more accurately to address these challenges.
Leading experts from the fields of child maltreatment, child welfare, and human services research share their insights and experiences at the forefront of this critical research area and how it is shaping the understanding of identification, intervention, and policy affecting children and families.
Key areas of coverage include:
- Ways in which these data can be leveraged to promote more effective efforts to detect, prevent, and respond to child maltreatment.
- Emerging and innovative approaches in the acquisition and use of administrative data to inform the societal and governmental response to child maltreatment.
- The use of multisystem data and integrated data systems to conduct predictive analytics, risk monitoring, or policy- and program-focused research and evaluation to inform child welfare system solutions.
Strengthening Child Safety and Well-Being Through Integrated Data Solutions is a must-have volume for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, practitioners, policymakers, and related professionals across such disciplines as child and school psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, public health, clinical social work, educational and public policy, and all related disciplines.