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.
The Berkana Institute
Offers information and resources to create strong and sustainable partnerships using community resources to strengthen and build resilient communities.
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.
Home Visiting Community Planning Tool (PDF - 716 KB)
ZERO TO THREE (2011)
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.
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.
Institute for Community Leadership
Provides information to empower individuals and organizations to create a vision of a more just nation and world and to develop and sustain within themselves the strength, hope, leadership, relationships, and organizational integrity to bring about that vision.
Partnering For Prevention (PDF- 2,447 KB)
Virginia Child Protection Newsletter,94
Virginia Department of Social Services & James Madison University Department of Psychology
Examines child maltreatment prevention through the lens of community partners in prevention and specifically explores the role of the media, charitable foundations, and other business partners in financing and promoting prevention efforts. The role of faith-based partners as prevention and intervention partners also is explored.
Partnerships for Families: Stories and Lessons From Los Angeles Communities (PDF - 2970 KB)
First 5 LA (2010)
Describes the Partnerships for Families concept and model and its success in building a comprehensive network of community services and supports for families. The report includes information on developing and maintaining collaboratives, achieving and sustaining improvements among at-risk families, and recommendations for communities, systems, and funders.
Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink (2010)
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.