Use the following resources to learn more about programs and strategies in child protection supported by scientific research. These resources can help programs choose and implement evidence-based and promising practices that will suit the needs of the families and communities they serve. Resources include State and local examples.
Child Abuse and Neglect: Advancements and Challenges in the 21st Century
Pediatric Clinics of North America, 56(2)
Explores a collection of articles that focus on child abuse and neglect and address the challenges for the current century.
Do Best Practice Interviews With Child Abuse Victims Influence Case Processing? (PDF - 1,752 KB)
Pipe, Orbach, Lamb, Abbott, & Stewart (2008)
Examines the effects of the National Institute of Child Health and Development protocol for interviewing suspected victims of abuse on case outcomes.
Dynamic Adaptation Process to Implement an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Intervention (PDF - 294 KB)
Aarons, Green, Palinkas, Self-Brown, Whitaker, Lutzker, et al. (2012)
Implementation Science, 7(32)
Addresses the real-world implications of evidence-based practices implementation in public sector service systems and its relevance for national, State, and local service systems and organizations.
Inverting the Pyramid: Enhancing Systems for Protecting Children (PDF - 3,067 KB)
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth & Allen Consulting Group (2008)
Focuses on a collaborative system using a public health model of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to ultimately assist in reducing the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in Australia.
Programs and Interventions for Maltreated Children and Families at Risk: Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice
Rubin (Ed.) (2011)
Explains evidence-based practices to mental health practitioners and focuses on child welfare interventions that have the best empirical support for the treatment of maltreated children.
Training Days: Illinois is Facing the Challenge of Bringing the Evidence From Child Welfare Research Into Daily Use
SSA Magazine, 18(1)
Discusses the lack of knowledge Illinois child protection investigators have of pediatrics and the implementation of training on bringing the state-of-the-art in child welfare research to the daily work of social workers.
What Is Best Practice? (PDF - 204 KB)
Advocacy, Inc., Corinne Wolfe Children's Law Center, New Mexico CASA Network, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, New Mexico Citizen Review Board, & New Mexico Children's Court Improvement Commission (2011)
Introduces a series of bulletins that focuses on best practices in the field of child protection that have demonstrated positive outcomes for children and families in New Mexico and nationally.