Building community support is a crucial element of any child abuse prevention program. Find resources for involving and equipping individuals, organizations, and leaders to address risk factors and promote healthy families, including State and local examples.
Bring Up Nebraska
Provides information on community collaborations to reduce entry into the child welfare system and increase community supports for children and families.
National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (2018)
Provides video and audio stories that promote a community’s engagement in supporting children and families and preventing child maltreatment.
A Guide for Community-Based Organizations and Barbershops (PDF - 2,130 KB)
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (2015)
Provides a guide for community-based organizations and barbershops to initiate community conversations around responsible fatherhood and connecting dads with local resources to help build stronger families. The guide also offers background information on Fatherhood Buzz and the benefits of partnering with local barbershops; the roles and responsibilities of Fatherhood Buzz partners, barbershops, and the NRFC.
Increasing Participation and Membership
Community Tool Box (2016)
Discusses tactics to increase community participation in strategic campaigns. This resource guides visitors through several strategies that can increase community buy-in to prevention messages.
Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (2018)
Describes an initiative developed to break the cycle of generational poverty by improving the educational outcomes and overall life prospects of low-income children and their families. The Institute provides technical support for planning, identifying quality approaches, building partnerships, assessing needs, and many more essentials for successfully responding to the federal Promise Neighborhoods application.
Spotlight on the Safety Net: Investing in Community Based Upstream Solutions
North Carolina Medical Journal, 79(2)
Describes a community-based prevention plan and frame
The ZERO TO THREE Home Visiting Community Planning Tool
ZERO TO THREE (2016)
Guides communities in creating new or expanding existing home visiting services. The tool helps communities use data to identify their strengths, needs, and gaps in current home visiting services; choose an evidence-based program model; and align work at the local level with State efforts.
Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC)
Provides information and resources on the community-based system, made up of neighbors, parents, law enforcement, schools, faith communities, and social service providers, that strengthen families and keep children safe.
Community Partnership for Protecting Children
Iowa Department of Human Services
Provides an overview, history, strategies, and guiding principles of the community partnership approach.
Prevention and Community Support Section
State of Georgia Division of Children and Family Services
Provides information, program examples, and funding opportunities for partnerships with community-based organizations in Georgia to reduce child abuse and neglect.