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Results of Evaluations of Child Abuse Prevention Programs: State and Local Examples
Resources include reports on the evaluation of child abuse prevention programs at State and local levels.
Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Statewide Plan for Prevention and Intervention Part I of II
(PDF - 1,863 KB)
Auburn University at Montgomery Center for Government and Public Affairs & Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (2011)
Discusses statewide strategies to reduce child abuse and neglect in Alabama and proposes strategies for identifying specific catchment area interventions. The report recommended statewide strategies including: provide education, training and mentoring for parents, educators, providers, law enforcement and at risk communities, provide support and resources through the schools, implement strategies to prevent drug abuse, facilitate more collaboration between agencies and providers, and improve legal remedies, and make parents accountable for their children.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Early Intervention Assessment (PDF - 10,311 KB)
Discusses the findings from a statewide study that assessed the extent to which three prevention and early intervention frameworks have been integrated into planning, training, programming, and evaluation at the county level.
An Empirical Case Study of a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative in Georgia
Schober, Fawcett, Thigpen, Curtis, & Wright (2012)
Health Education Journal, 71(3)
Describes the steps a statewide effort can take to promote the primary prevention of Child Sexual Abuse The case study, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, articulates engaging in a variety of activities to educate the public, increase CSA prevention knowledge, and promote preventive behavior.
Feedback From the Field: Child Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention Across California (PDF - 3,584 KB)
Marcus, Alderson, & Green (2012)
Working Strategies, 15(1)
Discusses an assessment that will assist the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention in implementing Strengthening Families and in supporting counties with the integration of prevention plans into the Outcomes and Accountability System (O&A). The article summarizes the assessment rationale, describes the data collection process, and highlights a few key findings and recommendations.
Midcourse Lessons Learned From the Los Angeles County Prevention Initiative Demonstration Program (PIDP): Early Successes, Partnerships, and the Challenges That Lie Ahead (PDF - 47 KB)
Pecora, McCroskey, Lorthridge, Chambers, Franke, Fleischer, et. al (2009)
Describes the changes implemented by a collaborative effort among the Department of Children and Family Services, community-based organizations, and residents in Los Angeles County, California, to demonstrate effective approaches to reducing child abuse and neglect.
Process Evaluation of Georgia's Integrated Family Support Demonstration Project: Findings From First Year Implementation Efforts (PDF - 3320 KB)
Snyder, Martínez, Sherman, Ujamaa, & Zhou (2008)
Summarizes findings from process evaluation efforts performed for Georgia's Division of Public Health on a pilot project in Cobb County. The project's goal was to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child health by providing support to Georgia's families with infants and young children at highest risk for child maltreatment.
Rigorous Evaluations of Existing Child Abuse Prevention Programs: Semi Annual Progress Report: Program Narrative. Project Period: 10/1/2010-3/31/2011
Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc (2011)
Presents a randomized study of families enrolled in existing child abuse prevention programs and compares them one another describing the findings and recommendations for programs in this progress report.