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Standards for Prevention Services
These resources provide guidance on the critical elements and standards for practice and administration of prevention programs.
Applying the Principles of Prevention: What do Prevention Practitioners Need to Know About What Works? (PDF - 196 KB)
Nation, Keener, Wandersman, & DuBois (2005)
Outlines key components of prevention programs found to be successful and reviews action steps to assess the inclusion of the component.
Healthy Families America Self-Assessment Tool 2007 (PDF - 411 KB)
Prevent Child Abuse America (2007)
Evaluates programs based on best practice standards that define the Healthy Families model on twelve critical elements and governance and administration. Identifies policies, procedures, and practices necessary for the program to implement.
Indicators for Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs (PDF - 540 KB)
Vandivere & Ross (2009)
Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood
Identifies indicators that measure risk and protective factors for child maltreatment used to evaluate demonstration programs aimed at preventing child maltreatment among children ages 0 to 5.
Peer Review in CBCAP: A Source Document for Assessment and Best Practice
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2011)
Provides a snapshot of current known peer review practices across States, breaks down the peer review process into manageable steps, and provides an assessment tool to assist in that process.
Practice Guideline: Integrating Prevention Into the Work of Child Maltreatment Professionals
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Practice Guidelines, 2010
Presents guidelines designed to assist professionals in going beyond reporting child abuse by integrating best practices for child maltreatment prevention activities into their daily work with children and families.
Prevention Programs and Strategies: State Legislative Experiences (PDF - 111 KB)
Prevent Child Abuse America & National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides an overview of strategies drawn from innovative policy work undertaken by State lawmakers across the country that legislators can use to support prevention efforts in their States.
Primary Prevention Programs for Child Maltreatment (PDF - 40 KB)
Hunter College School of Social Work
Discusses the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and reviews primary prevention interventions that have undergone rigorous, quasiexperimental evaluation and show promise in preventing childhood abuse and neglect before it occurs.
Standards of Evidence: Criteria for Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Dissemination
Flay, Biglan, Boruch, Castro, Gottfredson, & Kellam
Prevention Science, 6(3), 2005
Outlines standards to assist practitioners, policymakers, and administrators to determine if prevention programs and policies are in one of three levels of effectiveness: efficacious, effective, or ready for dissemination.