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INST201_SP23_Week10_DISCUSSION.pdf

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INST201_SP23_Week10_DISCUSSION.pdf

  1. INST 201 WEEK 9 INTERSECTIONAL DISCUSSION
  2. DATA AGGREGATES CASE STUDY: THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY FAMILY SCREENING TOOL (AFST)
  3. AFST USES PROXY VARIABLES TO DETERMINE CHILD ABUSE/ MALTREATMENT COMMUNITY REFERAL – frequency of calls to hotline on same child w/in two years FOSTER PLACEMENT – frequency a child has been removed from home
  4. DATA SOURCES • OVER ONE BILLION RECORDS FROM: • public agencies and programs including child welfare agencies; Head Start; housing authorities; and the county jail • means-tested welfare programs like TANF, SSI, SNAP, and county medical assistance • interactions with the juvenile justice system and the CYF office
  5. “OVERSAMPLING THE POOR” SAMPLING: Collecting data from a ‘representative’ group within a specific population. OVERSAMPLING: Collecting myriad data points that may actually overlap from a representative group, and possibly overrepresenting that group.
  6. BIAS IN = BIAS OUT • IN: Mandated reporters and other community members call the child abuse hotline about Black and biracial families 3.5x more often than they call about white families. • IN: By collecting call and referral data, the AFST is collecting data at the most racially biased and disproportionate point • OUT: ‘DATA’ supports targeting low-income families, and Black/ bi-racial families.
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