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September 2004Vol. 5, No. 7Community-Based Prevention Programs

The Winter 2004 issue of America's Family Support Magazine focuses on the efforts of the FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention to promote child and family well-being, family capacity, and systems effectiveness. Articles in this special issue cover a number of related topics, including:

  • Legislation supporting community-based programs
  • Opportunities for faith-based organizations
  • Parent support groups
  • Citizen review panels
  • Programs for fathers

The scope of the articles reinforces the view that families need support from their community and from society to raise safe, healthy, competent children.

America's Family Support Magazine is published by Family Support America, the lead organization of the FRIENDS National Resource Center. For more information about FRIENDS, visit its website at To purchase America's Family Support Magazine, go to (Editor's note: Link no longer active).