Use the following resources to find reports that summarize the effectiveness of general child abuse prevention programs, and evaluations of specific types or models of prevention programs. Also, find State and local examples of reports on the evaluation of child abuse prevention programs.
Development and Evaluation of the Family Asset Builder: A New Child Protective Services Intervention to Address Chronic Neglect (PDF - 247 KB)
Corwin, Maher, Idzelis Rothe, Skrypek, & Kaplan (2014)
Journal of Family Strengths, 14(1)
Offers an evaluation of the Family Asset Builder intervention model for addressing chronic neglect. This model uses the knowledge that the families experiencing neglect do not respond to child welfare's incident-oriented approach and targets the ongoing pattern of parental and familial behavior that allows neglect to carry on.
Evaluation of Colorado Community Response Program Reveals Stronger Families
Presents the results of an evaluation of the Colorado Community Response program, which helps prevent child maltreatment. The study showed that families participating in the program demonstrated an increase in positive behaviors that help prevent child abuse and neglect and also strengthened their economic security and improved their ability to cope with stress.
Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Violence
Schultz, Jaycox, Ayer, Messan Setodji, Mahmud, Kofner, & Barnes-Proby (2017)
Presents the key findings of an evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Safe Start Promising Approaches initiative, which provides community-based interventions for children exposed to violence in 10 diverse communities.
A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Early Childhood Abuse Prevention Within Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs (PDF - 807 KB)
Matone, Kellom, Griffis, Quarshie, Faerber, Gierlack, Whittaker et al. (2018)
Maternal and Child Health Journal, 22(1)
Provides the results of a large scale, mixed-methods evaluation to determine the impact and context of early childhood home visiting rates of child abuse-related injury.
Programs That Work, from the Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities
Promising Practices Network (2014)
Features summaries of programs and practices that are proven to improve outcomes for children. All programs have been reviewed for quality and to ensure they have evidence of positive effects. Programs are assigned to one of three evidence categories based on evidence criteria.
Social Programs That Work Review (PDF - 354 KB)
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (2017)
Provides a summary of an evaluation of the Triple P System parenting program implemented in 18 counties in South Carolina. A cost-benefit analysis of the program and recommendations for study replication are also presented.
Child First Evaluation: Highlights of Outcome Data Analysis for Children and Families Served from August 2010 Through December 2018
Child First (2018)
Highlights outcome data from years of implementation of Child First with support of the research and evaluation team at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The data showed overall improvement in at least one area for more than 75 percent of participants, and improvements by area were also analyzed.
Hopes Evaluation FY2015 (PDF - 1,219 KB)
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (2016)
Provides an analysis of Project HOPES in Texas. With the focus on enhancing community collaboration and building capacity on already established community programs, Project HOPES’ mission is to empower local communities and families through education, skills, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Parenting Now! Annual Report: 2016–2017 (PDF - 4,598 KB)
Presents an annual report for the years 2016–2017 for the Parenting Now! child abuse prevention program in Eugene, Oregon. The report includes personal stories of mothers who found help through the program and statistics about numbers of parents, children, and families served.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
Reviews Project GAIN (Getting Access to Income Now) in Wisconsin, which aims to improve economic stressors to address child maltreatment prevention. Results showed a reduction in child maltreatment recurrence due to participation in the program.