Eckerd in the News

Rapid Safety Feedback’s Rapid Ascent

The Chronicle of Social Change
By John Kelly


In a piece published last week by The Chronicle of Social Change, Casey Family Programs Vice President David Sanders called on federal and state government to “work collaboratively toward realizing our nation’s goal of protecting vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.”

Sanders chaired the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, which in 2016 published a report containing many recommendations on how to prevent abuse and neglect deaths.

Sanders rattled off a laundry list of actions that have occurred on the subject since CECANF finished its work; some likely prompted by the report, others simply aligned with the commission’s views.

One of Sanders’ updates caught our eye: Seven states were working toward implementation of the Rapid Safety Feedback (RSF) process, a predictive analytics strategy developed by Eckerd Kids in Hillsborough County, Fla.

See full story at: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/rapid-safety-feedbacks-rapid-ascent/25185