Find resources on developing a prevention program, conducting a community needs assessment, collaboration and partnerships, funding strategies, and making an economic case for prevention in your community or State.
- Assessing community strengths and needs
- Collaboration and partnerships
- Family engagement and retention
- Parent engagement and leadership
- Making an economic case
Office of Child Abuse Prevention Strategic Plan 2015–2020 (PDF - 410 KB)
California Department of Social Services, Children and Family Services Division, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (2015)
Outlines one State's strategic plan to engage and empower communities to prevent child abuse and neglect. It includes a detailed outline of goals, necessary steps, and what resources are needed.
Planning for Sustainability
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2015)
Outlines the three capacities communities must build to sustain a substance misuse prevention effort, what steps coalitions must take, and the abilities they must have to do so. It also provides links to additional resources about building a sustainable substance misuse prevention framework. Though the resources have a focus on substance misuse, the principles outlined can also be used for other prevention efforts.
Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
Annals of Internal Medicine, 159(4)
Analyzes a systematic review of interventions to prevent child maltreatment for children at risk, focusing on new studies and evidence gaps that were unresolved at the time of the 2004 recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Beneficial outcomes are considered, including reduced exposure to maltreatment and reduced harm to physical or mental health and mortality, and recommendations are provided.
A Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Community Health (2014)
Presents science- and practice-based evidence to help communities develop, implement, and evaluate a successful sustainability plan. It provides a process for developing strategies and activities, introduces approaches, and highlights real-life examples of sustainability planning in action.