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Emerging Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Thomas, D., Leicht, C., Hughes, C., Madigan, A., Dowell, K.|
|Year Published: 2003|
The Emerging Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect project was a two-year collaboration between the Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) and Caliber Associates, with the enthusiastic support and under the continuous counsel of an Advisory Group of nationally recognized experts in the field of child maltreatment. This report represents the joint effort of many individuals whose contributions we gratefully acknowledge.
Catherine Nolan, Director, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, provided vision for the project and oversight throughout. Melissa Lim Brodowski, Federal Project Officer, provided substantial technical direction for the report and tirelessly guided the writing phase. Susan Orr, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, also reviewed drafts of the report and provided critical content and editorial suggestions.
Members of the Advisory Group served in a technical advisory capacity during the early phases of the project, helping to conceptualize, develop, and implement the methodology. In the later phases, members of the Advisory Group toiled as a team of reviewers to evaluate the pool of nominations submitted under this first-ever, federally funded implementation of a program nomination procedure specifically targeted toward programs for the prevention of child maltreatment. Members of the Advisory Group also reviewed the original draft, and brought their collective influence to bear on the final product. The programs profiled herein, and that which is written and highlighted about each, represents the lasting contribution of the Advisory Group to this project.
Other ACF staff, past and present, also made important contributions to the project, including Hae Young Park, Molly Cornelius, and Eleanor Wagoner, now at the Child Care Bureau, who developed the original idea for the project.
This project would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and support of the many nominators who gave considerable time and effort to developing and submitting their nominations. Special thanks also to all the organizations across the country that helped promote the project to their respective constituencies, and to all the dedicated individuals who do the important work of prevention every day, from advocacy to service delivery, and from research to policy-making.
Other contributors from Caliber Associates include Deborah Wolcott, who developed an initial annotated bibliography of the relevant literature, Bryan Elrod, who assisted with copyediting, and Debby Lewis, who designed the cover and developed the report layout. Production assistance was provided by Kris Oduro and a team of Caliber staff under the supervision of Rod Rudder.
This report was prepared by Caliber Associates under contract number 282-98-0025 (Task Order 13) with the Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect. The findings and conclusions presented in this report do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.