UNCOVERING DARK DATA IN CHILD WELFARE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES
Watch this on demand webinar from the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and Northwoods to learn how Fairfield County Child and Adult Protective Services is embracing “dark data” to make informed, confident safety decisions.
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Data is everywhere in child welfare. But how much of it is accessible? When workers don’t have the information they need, the children they serve are at risk for further trauma. In a worst-case scenario, there could be fatal consequences.
Implementing an approach to utilize “dark data” will help agencies improve outcomes by achieving permanency for youth, reducing social worker turnover and increasing case continuity, enabling agencies to implement new initiatives such as trauma-informed care, and understanding community trends impacting child maltreatment.
Watch the on demand webinar to learn how Fairfield County Child and Adult Protective Services is embracing “dark data” to make informed, confident safety decisions.
Vice President, Protective Services, Northwoods
When Rich Bowlen served as director of a child and adult protective services agency, he did everything he could to support his social workers and supervisors, so they could help the kids and families relying on the agency’s care. Today, as Northwoods’ Vice President, Protective Services, Rich is casting an even wider net—not only helping kids and families within one county, but all over the country. Rich serves as the voice for children and families and connector between Northwoods’ customers and employees. He focuses on providing a true partnership with customers, while growing Northwoods’ protective services team and guiding how we develop, implement, and support products aimed at helping social workers make a difference.
Permanency Supervisor, Fairfield County Child and Adult Protective Services
David Henwood is a Permanency Supervisor and meeting facilitator for Fairfield County Child and Adult Protective Services, where he has worked for more than 10 years. David has been involved in Ohio’s IV-E waiver, helping develop the Practice Manual and corresponding training curriculum for ProtectOHIO’s Family Team Meeting model. More recently, David has been part of his county’s participation in Ohio’s piloting of Youth Centered Permanency Roundtables and development of new agency practices around Family Search and Engagement, including Family Group Decision Making meetings. Additionally, David supervises agency kinship and permanency staff, overseeing all kin assessments and team meetings.