Having a well-established prevention program both aligns with the Family First Prevention Services Act and is crucial for supporting and strengthening families who become involved with the child welfare system and improving outcomes for families seeking community services and supports.
Find resources on this page that provide overviews of child abuse and neglect, the Title IV-E prevention services program, and examples of States strategic plans for prevention and early intervention.
- Assessing community strengths and needs
- Collaboration and partnerships
- Capacity building for programs and systems to promote well-being
- Family engagement and retention
- Parent engagement and leadership
- Power sharing with parents
- Making an economic case
Prevention Planning Into Action
Capacity Building Center for States
Offers resources for child and family serving systems who are engaged in prevention planning to develop an actionable prevention plan required by the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).
Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Planning Framework for Action
Children’s Bureau Learning & Coordination Center
Provides an example framework and comprehensive guide that can be used at State and local levels in their approach on prevention planning.
Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, & Sustainment (EPIS) Framework [Video]
Provides an overview of the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) framework for research and practice and how it can be used to affect positives outcomes for both systemwide and organizational goals.
Provides an overview of the Family First Act, resources on topics related to the legislation, communication tools for promoting the website, and a calendar with upcoming related webinars and conference calls.
Making the Connection between Sustainability & Equity in Implementation Science [Video]
UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Provides an overview of progress that’s been made on implementation science including other existing opportunities to further advance the research on sustainability through a healthy equity lens.
Ohio’s Early Childhood Strategic Plan: Growing Ohio’s Future 2020-2022 (PDF - 4,736 KB)
Ohio’s Governor’s Children’s Initiative
Details Ohio’s strategic childhood 2020–2022 plan, Growing Ohio’s Future, which seeks to improve the well-being outcomes and health of Ohio’s children.
Prevention and Early Intervention Five-Year Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2022–2026 (PDF - 3,358 KB)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (2021)
Details a five-year strategic plan Texas is implementing to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families by increasing and strengthening prevention efforts.
University of South Dakota, Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Highlights South Dakota’s goals and objectives instituted to address issues and concerns of child maltreatment.
Sustaining Work or Initiative
Community Tool Box
Offers a guide for organizations to use to decide on what goals are needed and what steps to take in order to sustain an initiative. It also includes tips on creating a business and marketing plan.