June 2015Vol. 16, No. 5Exemplary Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Children and families at risk for child maltreatment often have a complex array of needs that one program or organization may not be able to address on its own. There is a need for a multisector approach that addresses these needs together, utilizes increased collaboration across programs and systems, and blends funding to support broad program goals across categories. FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) published Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention: Exemplary Practices, a guide highlighting CBCAP programs from 16 States that achieved exemplary innovation and leadership in eight key categories:
- Advocating for systems change
- Coordinating and collaborating
- Strategic program funding and assessment of needs
- Reaching special populations
- Promoting parent leadership and involvement
- Training and supporting professional development and program quality
- Evaluating programs
- Fostering public awareness
In addition to these eight key areas, three additional areas are highlighted showcasing other CBCAP achievements by States: contextual factors that influence prevention of child abuse and neglect, strategies for grant development, and an ambitious prevention goal and plan to achieve it.
Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention: Exemplary Practices is available on the FRIENDS website at http://friendsnrc.org/cbcap-annual-report-summaries/2010-summaries-archive/doc_download/1966-2014-cbcap-exemplary-practices (PDF - 2 MB).