- Prevention program reports: Multiple States' reports
- Prevention program reports: Individual State reports
Behavioral Interventions and Counseling to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation (PDF - 1,198 KB)
Nelson, Selph, Bougatsos, & Blazina (2013)
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oregon Health and Science University, & Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center
Reviews new evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral interventions and counseling in health care settings to reduce child abuse and neglect and related health outcomes for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Findings From the 2009 Child Maltreatment Prevention Environmental Scan of State Public Health Agencies (PDF - 1188 KB)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Foundation, & Education Development Center (2010)
Seeks to understand and identify the work that State public health agencies engage in to enhance family resiliency, foster healthy child development, and prevent child maltreatment.
The Nurturing Parenting Programs Comprehensive Review
Family Development Resources (2012)
Provides a comprehensive review and over view of 25 Nurturing Parenting Programs, evidence-based parenting programs and curricula for the prevention of treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Pew Inventory of State Home Visiting Programs
Pew Center on the States
Provides State-by-State and national snapshots of home visiting programs, models, and funding.
Prevention Programs and Strategies: State Legislative Experiences (PDF - 111 KB)
Prevent Child Abuse America & National Conference of State Legislatures (2011)
Reviews States' innovative policy work that legislators can use to support prevention efforts. The report highlights approaches such as home visitation, safe haven laws, abusive head trauma prevention programs, and the creation of prevention-focused task forces and councils.
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 of child abuse and neglect, 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 include reduced exposure to maltreatment and reduced harms to physical or mental health or mortality. Recommendations, rationale, considerations, and a related discussion are provided.
Spotlight on Child Neglect Prevention (PDF - 431 KB)
O'Connor &McKenna (2012)
National Alliance of Children's Trust and
Research Review, 2(1) Presents findings from a literature review on child neglect, including information on the definition of child neglect, risk factors for child neglect, and parent and child characteristics that are related to child neglect. This brief also reports findings related to community and cultural influences on child and Project Getting Access to Income Now (GAIN) in Wisconsin is highlighted as an innovative effort to test whether economic supports can reduce child maltreatment.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2011)
Provides access to 2011 State applications for Federal grants under the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program and descriptions of the activities each State has implemented under the grant. Access to 2010 State CBCAP applications and reports is also provided.
Strengthening Families Around the Nation: States
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Describes 19 States' efforts, evaluations, and evolving work to develop strategies for protecting children from abuse and neglect and for building the protective factors that strengthen families.
Tribal and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Discretionary Grant Cluster
Offers the funding announcement between September 30, 2005 - September 29, 2008 that provides financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for child abuse prevention programs and activities that are consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
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- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
Alaska 2014 Annual Progress & Services Report (PDF - 1,956 KB)
Lawton & Streur (2014)
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children Services
Offers the final update to Alaska's 2010-2014 Child and Family Services Plan and illustrates that the Office of Children’s Services was successful in achieving the goals and objectives outlined in the plan to improve and strengthen the overall State child welfare system.
Evaluation of the Healthy Families Alaska Program: Final Report (PDF - 3790 KB)
Alaska State Department of Health and Social Services (2005)
Results of a randomized trial of six Healthy Families Alaska (HFAK) sites, designed to compare services actually provided to HFAK standards, assess program success in achieving intended outcomes, and relate program impact to service delivery. Conclusions and future research directions are discussed.
Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Statewide Plan for Prevention and Intervention Part I of II (PDF - 1,864 KB)
Auburn University at Montgomery Center for Government and Public Affairs & Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (2011)
Reviews a 2010 study conducted to inform a State plan to prevent child abuse and neglect. Prevention and intervention strategies were assessed from focus groups and surveys conducted in 12 catchment areas, resulting in recommendations for statewide and area-specific strategies to reduce child maltreatment. Summaries of reports of the individual catchment area focus groups and the development and preparation of a statewide child abuse prevention plan are included.
Healthy Families Arizona Longitudinal Evaluation: 1st Annual Report (PDF - 3240 KB)
Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Children, Youth & Families, Office of Prevention and Family Support (2006)
Outlines the planning for the longitudinal controlled evaluation of Healthy Families Arizona.
Toward a Lifetime Commitment to Violence Prevention: The Alameda County Blueprint (PDF - 263 KB)
Alameda County, CA, Board of Supervisors (2005)
Describes the phases of a comprehensive violence prevention plan designed to reduce all forms of violence affecting county communities and families. Includes multiple reports and resources.
Year Four Evaluation Report Executive Summary (PDF - 79 KB)
Birth and Beyond
Reviews evaluation findings from the Birth and Beyond home visitation program in Sacramento, California.
Playbook for Prevention: The Winning Gameplan for Kids and Connecticut (PDF - 3,830 KB)
The Connecticut Commission on Children (2010)
Addresses a number of topics important to children's well-being, including early cognitive development, home visiting, early care and education, and parent involvement. For each topic, the playbook identifies the ultimate goal for children in Connecticut, describes the challenge, and outlines strategies for families, communities, and policy leaders to address it.
A Call to Action: The District of Columbia's First Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan (PDF - 671 KB)
The Government of the District of Columbia & Prevent Child Abuse America (2010)
Presents a 3-year plan for incorporating prevention into everyday governmental and community activities and services related to children and families. The plan consists of strategies that include engaging the community, promoting ongoing support for the vision, building capacity for evidence-based and promising programs, and measuring the impact of the prevention plan.
Strategic Plan 2010 - 2014 (PDF - 266 KB)
Florida Department of Children and Families (2010)
Lists four major goals for enhancing services and improving outcomes for children, youth, and families. Each goal includes objectives, specific initiatives for accomplishing the goal, and a timetable for implementation.
Ensuring Our Children's Safety: How Communities Are Addressing Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 93 KB)
Mintz, Ojeda, & Williamson
Family Connection Partnership: Policy Practice Series Briefing Summary, 3(2), 2006
Discusses how Georgia is addressing child abuse and neglect.
Building a System of Support for Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs in Illinois: Findings from Year 3 of the Strong Foundations Evaluation (PDF - 2,294 KB)
Spielberger, Gitlow, Winje, Harden, Banman, Dadisman, et al. (2013)
Explores the first 3 years of implementation of the Strong Foundations program in Illinois and provides findings and recommendations on the State-level structures and supports for evidence-based home visitation services, as well as program implementation and quality. www.chapinhall.org/sites/default/files/Strong%20Foundation%20Evaluation_04_13.pdf
Prevention: Good State Policy and Practice - A Report to the 2006 Kansas Legislature (PDF - 66 KB)
Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services (2006)
Report for the 2006 Kansas Legislature on programs related to low-cost or no-cost practices for prevention and social policy.
Kentucky Citizen Review Panel for Child Protective Services Annual Report 2013
University of Kentucky College of Social Work
Provides information on the Kentucky regional and statewide panels whose purpose is to evaluate child welfare policies and practices and provide recommendations for the improvement of child protective services. Panel reports address areas such as centralized intake, community partners, services to "gap" children, and promotion of awareness of mandated reporting and appropriate fulfillment of reporting responsibilities.
Detroit Center for Family Advocacy Pilot Evaluation Report 7/2009–6/2012 (PDF - 1,577 KB)
University of Michigan Law School (2013)
Evaluates the success of a 3-year pilot program to provide legal and social work advocacy and assistance to families involved in the child welfare system in Detroit. The report reviews the services provided by and outcomes resulting from the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy's multidisciplinary model designed to prevent the unnecessary entrance of children into the foster care system and/or to accelerate their exit.
FY 2002-2003 State Program Report, Michigan Community-Based Family Resource and Support Grant
Michigan Children's Trust Fund (2003)
Describes the status of family support and child abuse prevention activities operated in Michigan with the federal fiscal year 2002 Community-Based Family Resource and Support (CBFRS) grant.
Report from the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children 2012 (PDF - 271 KB)
Missouri Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children (2012)
Provides recommendations to State officials and agencies on preventing child sexual abuse in Missouri. Task Force recommendations are presented in the areas of community-based prevention, training and technical assistance, multidisciplinary teams, mental health services and treatment, awareness, funding, and statutory change, and issues requiring further examination are identified.
September 2012-CBCAP Learning Call: The Missouri Story: Better Community Collaboration, Better Prevention of Child Maltreatment [Webinar]
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2012)
Presents a peer learning webinar in which Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Lead Agencies hear about the key components of the Missouri CBCAP Collaborative Model.
Fact Sheet on Child Abuse and Prevention in Montana (PDF - 20 KB)
Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee (2006)
Includes current prevention programs funded by the State and common features of successful programs.
Nebraska Cross-Systems Analysis: Final Report (PDF - 1,576 KB)
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services & Public Consulting Group (2012)
Discusses Nebraska's plan to expand the funding base for prevention and intervention services, while maximizing the Federal funding mix for these services. The goals of this analysis were to: (1) identify State general funds being used, in order to better utilize Federal funds, (2) identify resources that could be better allocated to provide more effective services to at-risk children and juveniles transitioning to home-based and school-based interventions, and (3) provide information that will allow the replacement of State general funds for services to at-risk children and juveniles with Federal funds.
Breaking the Cycle: How Home Visiting Can Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect and Prevent Crime in Nevada (PDF - 545 KB)
Warner, Christeson, & Schaefer (2012)
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Describes the impact of early abuse and neglect on children, explains the link between child abuse and neglect and adult criminal behavior, considers the benefits of home visiting programs, and the effectiveness of the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Early Head Start, and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters programs in reducing child abuse and neglect and criminal convictions of youth.
New Jersey Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan 2010-2013: A Roadmap to Child and Family Wellbeing (PDF - 752 KB)
New Jersey Department of Children and Families & New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (2010)
Outlines planned prevention and family strengthening efforts, addressing areas such as early childhood services to pregnant mothers and families of young children, the prevention of maltreatment of school-aged youth, community-based, family-centered resource and support networks, domestic violence prevention, and concrete supports for families in times of need.
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Second Annual Report: Proceedings and Findings for the Period of July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 (PDF - 205 KB)
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (2012)
Summarizes activities of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (NJTFCAN) including implementing professional development and training programs, distributing New Jersey's Children's Justice Act Community Grants, distributing Children's Trust Fund Community Grants, work by the NJTFCAN committees and subcommittees on prevention and policies, and Department of Children and Families presentations. Based on its 3-year assessment spanning 2010-2013, recommendations from the NJTFCAN are offered for improving outcomes for children and families in New Jersey.
Evaluation of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): First Year Program Impacts (PDF - 484 KB)
Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Evaluation and Research & Center for Human Services Research, University at Albany (2005)
Results of the first year of a 3-year evaluation study. Examines the extent to which the HFNY program positively affected parenting (including self and official reports of child abuse and neglect), child health and development, and parents' life course development at the time of the targeted child's first birthday.
Programs That Work: Healthy Families New York
Promising Practices Network & RAND Corporation (2011)
Explains Healthy Families New York as a community-based prevention program that provides intensive home visitation services to improve the health and well-being of children at-risk for abuse and neglect. The program focuses on promoting positive parenting skills, preventing child abuse and neglect, ensuring optimal prenatal care and child health and development, and increasing parents' self-sufficiency.
New Directions for North Carolina: A Report of the NC Institute of Medicine Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention (PDF - 726 KB)
North Carolina Institute of Medicine & Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (2005)
Provides a set of principles to guide the development of a statewide system for child maltreatment prevention and contains 37 recommendations to significantly improve prevention efforts in North Carolina.
Oklahoma State Plan for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 2007 - 2008 (PDF - 2,750 KB)
State Interagency Child Abuse Prevention Task Force (2007)
Identifies six promising strategies to reduce child abuse and neglect and discusses plans to implement efforts in communities across the State.
Preserving Childhood: Oregon's Leading Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse and Strengthen Families (PDF - 3,267 KB)
Children's Trust Fund of Oregon Foundation & Prevent Child Abuse Oregon (2013)
Highlights nationally recognized prevention programs and parenting curricula that are currently serving Oregon families in select communities or statewide.
Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Evidence-Based Parent Training Program in Reducing Child Maltreatment
University of Oklahoma & U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (2012)
Examines the effectiveness of a complex evidence-based practice program, extending upon the SafeCare program, in reducing the occurrence of physical abuse and other forms of child maltreatment. In this study, families with a high risk for or history of child abuse received treatment services from the Oklahoma Comprehensive Home-Based Services program.
The State of Child Welfare (PDF - 262 KB)
The Porch Light Project & Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (2012)
Explains the use of the General Protective Services approach in child welfare services in Pennsylvania, which allows the child welfare system to provide services to families in need, including a broad range of family preservation and prevention services.
Home Visiting in Texas: Current and Future Directions (PDF - 2,386 KB)
Wilson, McClure, & Phillips (2013)
Discusses the importance of early intervention in child development and abuse prevention, negative outcomes of children in high-risk families, and the benefits of seven evidence-based home-visiting programs in Texas.
An Inventory of State-Funded Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Early Intervention Programs (PDF - 2440 KB)
Texas Interagency Coordinating Council for Building Healthy Families (2006)
Inventory of policies, programs, and activities undertaken by member agencies that deal with child abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention.
Child Abuse Prevention in Utah: A Process Evaluation (PDF - 376 KB)
University of Utah Social Research Institute (2006)
Summarizes the evaluation of 51 child abuse prevention programs in the State of Utah, including descriptions of newly funded or expanded programs.
A Blue Ribbon Plan to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect in Virginia: 2005-2009 (PDF - 1000 KB)
Virginia Department of Social Services & Prevent Child Abuse Virginia (2005)
Describes a 10-year vision, discusses challenges to address, reviews effective prevention practices, and outlines the State's strategies and action plan.