Child protection is a one case at a time business. Public health is about populations. This provocation explores what a public health approach to child protection might mean. Putting children in charge of design. Using contagion to spread better conflict resolution in families.
Public systems collect data on individuals and the interventions. In civil society it is context that matters. But how to measure context? Much can be learned from data collected on phones and cameras. But the ethics are difficult. This provocation suggests ways of overcoming these challenges with data that are useful to and owned by local people, and used in the service of health and well-being.
A bakers dozen of people with a range of expertise have a conversation about emotions in public policy. It starts with Oedipus and ends with Love in the public discourse.