Ecological framework for prevention
An ecological framework for prevention is based on the following assumptions:
- Children and families exist as part of an ecological system. This means that prevention strategies must target interventions at multiple levels: the individual, the family, the community, and society.
- Primary responsibility for the development and well-being of children lies within the family, and all segments of society must support families as they raise their children.
- Assuring the well-being of all families is the cornerstone of a healthy society and requires universal access to support programs and services.
CBCAP Conceptual Framework (PDF - 42 KB)
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2006)
The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program is a formula grant program for States authorized by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. The CBCAP conceptual framework provides an overview of the primary purposes of the legislation and describes the relationship between the underlying conditions the program seeks to address; the main activities funded (direct and indirect); the outputs; and the program's short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes.
|Child Maltreatment Prevention: Past, Present, and Future|
|Series Title:||Issue Briefs|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway.
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|Year Published:||2011 - 14 pages|
|Discusses the importance of prevention as a critical component of the nation's child protection system and examines the history of child abuse prevention, the scope of the problem today, ways in which quality programs are identified and implemented, promising prevention strategies, and issues for future prevention efforts. It outlines programs and strategies that are proving beneficial in reducing the likelihood of child maltreatment, such as public awareness efforts, parent education, home visitation, and community prevention efforts.|
Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: Strategies for State and Local Policymakers (PDF - 172 KB)
Finance Project (2005)
Outlines the three levels of child abuse and neglect prevention and reviews State and local approaches that can be used to address each level.
Module 1: Orientation to Violence Prevention
An online training module to help the user learn about primary prevention, the public health approach to violence prevention, and how that approach can be used to develop primary violence prevention programs.
Principles of Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Offers a free online training on prevention that addresses different types of violence; primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention; the social ecological model; and the public health approach to violence prevention. Also see the Child Maltreatment section.
Progress Toward a Prevention Perspective
Stagner & Lansing
Future of Children, 19(2), 2009
Proposes investment-prevention as a new framework for preventing child abuse and neglect that focuses on strengthening protective factors and building family and social networks to reinforce the ability of parents to care for their children.