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Research Review: Predictive Analytics and Risk Terrain Modeling

In today’s review, Dr. Klika goes over the topic of predictive analytics and the various techniques that are being used in child abuse prevention efforts in certain cities and regions across the United States. Please note that this review is not intended to be an endorsement of any of these techniques. Instead, this review is intended to be a simple introduction into the topic of predictive analytics, risk-terrain modeling, as well as some examples of the challenges and opportunities of these techniques. Click the video below to watch the research review and then follow the links at the bottom to review the research into predictive analytics yourself.

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Continuing the Conversation between Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry

“We all have the power to change someone’s life through our relationships.”

That is a key takeaway from this past Sunday’s 60 Minutes segment on childhood trauma where Oprah interviewed Dr. Bruce Perry, Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy and member of the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America. Healthy relationships – between adults and children, and adults and adults – are the critical factor that can prevent children from experiencing traumatic events, also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Research shows that ACEs, like child abuse and neglect, actually disrupt the development of a child’s growing brain.

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"Lessons from Behind Barbed Wire" - a TEDx Talk from PCA America Lifetime Board Member SuEllen Fried

In this TEDx Talk, our very own Lifetime Board Member, SuEllen Fried, goes over a prison program that she co-founded 17 years ago that has has reduced recidivism rates in Kansas from the national average of 50-76% to just 8%. Thanks to TEDx for facilitating this important dialogue and bringing more light to SuEllen’s important work!

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Who we are

At Prevent Child Abuse America® , we are proud that 94 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly towards programs that help children and families thrive. Founded in 1972 in Chicago, Prevent Child Abuse America works to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it can occur in order to help children to grow up and contribute in their communities. Our 50 state Chapter Network works every day to promote the kind of strategies and activities that make a difference locally as well as nationally and we help nearly 100,000 families a year through our signature Healthy Families America program.

Our Programs

We accomplish our work through our signature prevention program Healthy Families America and spread awareness of child abuse prevention through our Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

Pinwheels for Prevention began as a grassroots campaign among our chapters in Georgia, Florida and Ohio.

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We help nearly 100,000 families a year through our Healthy Families America program.

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