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.
Exploring Policies for the Reduction of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect
Klevens & Barnett & Florence & Moore (2015)
Child Abuse and Neglect, 40
Explores three policies aimed at preventing child maltreatment by identifying resources focusing on reducing poverty, providing temporary assistance to families in need, increasing access to child care, increasing access to high-quality pre-K, and increasing access to State health-care policies that might impact the social determinants of child maltreatment.
Practice Guideline: Integrating Prevention Into the Work of Child Maltreatment Professionals
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (2010)
In Practice Guidelines
Presents guidelines designed to assist professionals in going beyond reporting child abuse by integrating best practices for child maltreatment prevention activities into their daily work with children and families.
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, quasiexperimental evaluation and show promise in preventing childhood abuse and neglect before it occurs.
Standards of Evidence: Criteria for Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Dissemination
Flay, Biglan, Boruch, Castro, Gottfredson, & Kellam
Prevention Science, 6(3), 2005
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.