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Public and private child welfare agencies and community-based organizations are increasingly aware of the need to focus their resources on programs that have demonstrated results. Evidence-based practices (EBPs) have identified, assessed, and implemented strategies that are supported by scientific research.
This episode is part of a series focusing on Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grantees. Listen as grantees share from a local community and a statewide perspective how EBPs were selected and tailored to meet the needs of the grantees’ specific constituency groups.
The following individuals are featured in this episode:
- Nikki Hartwig, program director and Marshall County drug endangered children alliance coordinator, Child Abuse Prevention Services, Inc.
- Heidi Aakjer, assistant director and prevention coordinator, Maine Children's Trust
Topics discussed include the following:
- How grantees view EBPs when compared to other programs that also deliver positive outcomes
- Tailoring EBPs for targeted communities, such as immigrants
- Applying EBPs across a state's diverse regions to support each region's unique needs
- Guidance for other grantees in selecting and implementing EBPs