Improving Social Work Practice Through the Use of Technology and Advanced Research Methods. (Chapter 13 in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy.)
Schwartz, Ira M. Jones, Peter R. Schwartz, David R. Obradovic, Zoran.
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This chapter focuses on the application of technology and advances in research to social work practice. It reviews the use of technology in social welfare, discusses promising technological developments, explores the potential of actuarial risk assessment, and describes neural network programming, an innovative computational process for predicting the recurrence of child maltreatment. 7 tables and 61 references.
Social work; child neglect; child abuse; risk assessment; information technology; Child abuse research