These resources provide guidance on the critical elements and standards for practice and administration of prevention programs.
Child Welfare: Federal Agencies Can Better Support State Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse by School Personnel
U.S. Government Accountability Office (2014)
Reviews State and Federal efforts to address child sexual abuse by school personnel, States' and school districts' plans to prevent such abuse, and reporting requirements and approaches for investigating allegations. Federal recommendations for interagency collaboration to address such abuse are included.
Making the Case: "Prevention Programs and Strategies: State Legislative Experiences" (PDF - 111 KB)
Prevent Child Abuse America & National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides an overview of strategies drawn from innovative policy work undertaken by State lawmakers across the country that legislators can use to support prevention efforts in their States.
Primary Prevention Programs for Child Maltreatment(PDF - 40 KB)
Hunter College School of Social Work
Discusses the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and reviews primary prevention interventions that have undergone rigorous, quasi-experimental evaluation and show promise in preventing childhood abuse and neglect before it occurs.
Standards of Evidence for Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Scale-up Research in Prevention Science: Next Generation
Flay, Biglan, Boruch, Castro, Gottfredson, & Kellam (2005)
Prevention Science, 6(3)
Outlines standards to assist practitioners, policymakers, and administrators to determine if prevention programs and policies are in one of three levels of effectiveness: efficacious, effective, or ready for dissemination.