Jan. 23: CWDS Guest Speaker: Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD on Predictive Analytics

Please join us for an engaging discussion with Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD, about Predictive Analytics and its applications for Child Welfare.

Emily Putnam-Hornstein, co-director of the Children’s Data Network at the University of Southern California, is leading a team of researchers to build and test a data analytics tool to help child abuse investigators gauge the risk of maltreatment when a report of child abuse or neglect is made.

Learn all about the Predictive Risk Modeling Project and its potential impact on Child Welfare in California at our next CWDS Noon Speaker Series!


When: Tuesday, Jan. 23, Noon – 1PM

Where: Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS)

2870 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833

More about our speaker:


Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work where she directs the Children’s Data Network, university-agency collaborative focused on the linkage of administrative data to inform children’s policies and programs. She also maintains a research appointment at the UC Berkeley California Child Welfare Indicators Project – a longstanding child welfare data and research collaboration with the California Department of Social Services. Emily’s research focuses on the integration and analysis of cross-sector administrative records, including the real-time use of administrative records and predictive risk modeling as a tool for advancing data-driven decision-making by social service agencies.