SDM Model Named as a Way to Keep Children Safe

SDM Model Named as a Way to Keep Children Safe

March 24, 2014 | by WBPT-TV2

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WBPT-TV2’s “Issues” program looked at concerns around child fatalities and the Florida Department of Children and Families that were raised in a recent Miami Herald investigative series titled “Innocents Lost.” On the program, guests Frances Allegra, CEO of Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, and Howard Talenfeld, president of Florida’s Children First, discuss what systems need to do to prevent child fatalities and get caregivers the hel

WBPT-TV2’s “Issues” program looked at concerns around child fatalities and the Florida Department of Children and Families that were raised in a recent Miami Herald investigative series titled “Innocents Lost.” On the program, guests Frances Allegra, CEO of Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, and Howard Talenfeld, president of Florida’s Children First, discuss what systems need to do to prevent child fatalities and get caregivers the help they need. Ms. Allegra named NCCD Children’s Research Center’s Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model as one of the ways her organization succeeds in their efforts to keep children safe.

For more on the SDM system in child protective services, click here