Find resources on developing a prevention program, conducting a community needs assessment, collaboration and partnerships, funding strategies, and making an economic case for prevention in your community or State.
- Assessing community strengths and needs
- Collaboration and partnerships
- Family engagement and retention
- Parent engagement and leadership
- Making an economic case
Strategic Direction for Child Maltreatment Prevention: Preventing Child Maltreatment Through the Promotion of Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships Between Children and Caregivers (PDF - 280 KB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009)
Describes a strategy for child maltreatment prevention organized around four areas of public health research and practice: measuring impact, creating and evaluating new approaches to prevention, applying and adapting effective practices, and building community readiness.
Capacity Benchmarking Tool for Faith- and Community-Based Organizations
Administration for Children and Families (2006)
A tool for community-based organization leaders that focuses on best practices and benchmarks to help strengthen an organization's ability to track progress and assess new capacities.
Standards for Prevention Programs: Building Success through Family Support (PDF - 1,311 KB)
Family Support America (2003)
A broad overview of conceptual, practice, and administrative standards that can be used to evaluate prevention programs serving diverse populations.
Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence (PDF - 868 KB)
World Health Organization & International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (2006)
A guide to assist countries to design and deliver programs for the prevention of child maltreatment by parents and caregivers. Chapters address the incidence and consequences of child maltreatment, assessing community needs, promoting public awareness, and services for child maltreatment victims and their families.
Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
Annals of Internal Medicine, 159(4)
Analyzes a systematic review of interventions to prevent child maltreatment for children at risk, focusing on new studies and evidence gaps that were unresolved at the time of the 2004 recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Beneficial outcomes are considered, including reduced exposure to maltreatment and reduced harm to physical or mental health and mortality, and recommendations are provided.