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Child Abuse Prevention Month | Together we end child abuse!

By Team Cardinality

Every year, Child Abuse Prevention Month is observed in April to recognize the efforts made by our communities and families in bringing up this crucial issue to the forefront.

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Five skills hunicorns use to advocate digital transformation

By Thiag Loganathan

A look at the traits required in a hunicorn who is looking to win over decision-makers--some often with zero IT knowledge--for investments in tech upgrades.

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Hunicorns: ‘Monsters’ with a code

By Thiag Loganathan

In the second article in the series on hunicorns, I look at how going after a win-win strategy makes for a compelling leader, whose measure of success goes beyond towering achievements to take into account work that has lasting impact.

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Why you need a 'hunicorn' to successfully implement complex systems for government agencies

By Thiag Loganathan

Who is a hunicorn and why is it critical to find one for your company’s modernization efforts and complex system implementations? In the first article in a series on hunicorns, I delve into the traits required in a leader executing modern technology initiatives in Health and Human Services.

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Using AI and data analytics to ensure every child’s unique needs are met in the foster care system

By Evelyn Ratnakumar

There are approximately 430,000 children in the US foster care system. That’s nearly half a million kids whose individual medical, emotional, and psychological needs,

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Finding a permanent home for every child in foster care

By Team Cardinality

Every child deserves a permanent home. This seems to be an intuitive belief, but according to the current federal numbers, there are around 420,000 children in the foster care system. As ambitious as this goal sounds, the data says it is possible.

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National Foster Care Month: 3 ways technology can help

By Evelyn Ratnakumar

The three important aspects of the foster care system replete with challenges but hold the potential for disruption using innovative technology.

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Lessons from the pandemic to ensure children’s safety during other crises

By Evelyn Ratnakumar

As virtual classrooms are phased out for in-person learning, some of the challenges child welfare agencies faced while checking on abuse, neglect, and maltreatment may reduce.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Helping caseworkers and at-risk families address and avoid child neglect

By Evelyn Ratnakumar

As households grapple with the consequences of COVID-19 on their lives and livelihoods, it is crucial that states invest in the right tools and technologies that prevent and address child neglect and help provide a safe, loving environment for every child.

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How to support caseworkers working with at-risk children

By Annabell Lee & Evelyn Ratnakumar

Caseworkers are on the front lines of child abuse prevention and intervention. The work they do is essential to ensure positive outcomes for children and their families. That is why it is imperative that they are given the right tools to do their job.

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The importance of the Title IV-E Eligibility module in a child welfare system

By Vasanth Parthasarathy

Determining eligibility for Federal assistance in foster care is an important component of child welfare.

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Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and why it matters

By Annabell Lee

April is is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. With over 686,000 children experiencing abuse and neglect each year, the importance of this month is clear.

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