- Topic Areas
- Prevention Planning
There are few shared tools for prevention planning that are used widely across, states, jurisdictions and communities. This not only means that individual prevention planning bodies must spend time and energy recreating tools and processes that others have developed, but it is harder for the field to share and compare data and information. In this innovation stream we explore tools and strategies to support prevention planning at state and community levels that can be adapted to your circumstances.
Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Planning Framework for Action
This guide, developed by noted child maltreatment prevention researcher Deborah Daro based on work with two states, Colorado and South Carolina, provides a comprehensive guide to prevention planning at state and local levels.
NCAPM 2022 Webinar: Healthy Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood: A Cornerstone of Primary Prevention
This webinar reinforced the Administration's commitment to fostering healthy well-being during the critical infant, toddler, and pre-school years as a proactive, prevention approach that promotes positive long-term outcomes for children and their caregivers.
Parent and Community
This short survey helps you learn from parents about the community supports and resources they use.
Complete List of Resources
Videos and Social Media
- Preventing Child Neglect Training Video Series
The Preventing Child Neglect training series raises public awareness and understanding of child maltreatment, its causes, protective factors that help shield children and families, and manageable steps that each of us can take to help reduce the likelihood of child neglect.
Practice Tools and Briefs
- Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Planning Framework for Action
This framework provides a comprehensive guide to prevention planning at state and local levels. The following resources are included in the Framework document, but are also provided here as easily sharable tools and handouts:
Digital Dialogue Recordings
- Making it Add Up: Using a Common Framework to Aggregate Impact Across Prevention Programs
This dialogue highlights the experiences of a successful State Agency-University-Community partnership focused on documenting and evaluating 140+ diverse, community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs across Alabama.
- Our Tomorrows: Using Story Mapping to Inform Child Abuse and Neglect Planning Efforts
Learn how the University of Kansas is using story mapping software to understand the needs of children and families and inform child maltreatment prevention planning efforts.
- Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength: Changing Social Norms About Help Seeking
Discover how encouraging families to seek help can be centered as a child maltreatment prevention strategy.
- An Innovative Prevention Planning Framework: Blending Multiple Strategies Together to Achieve Collective Impact
Join us in a discussion with Deb Daro about a novel, practical approach to state prevention planning, and how this framework can help community-level prevention planning.
- A Structured Approach to State Prevention Planning: Colorado and South Carolina’s Experience
Learn about a new approach to state prevention planning and the experience in two pilot states—Colorado and South Carolina.
- Using Surveys and Focus Groups to Guide Prevention Planning
Learn more about how surveys and focus groups were used to inform prevention planning efforts in Colorado and South Carolina.
- Prevention-Focused Systems
The Center for States
Explore the Center’s resources to learn more about preventing maltreatment, preventing foster care entry, and increasing child and family well-being by strengthening families in their communities before problems occur or escalate.
- Logic Model Resources
FRIENDS has a wealth of resources that can assist in Logic Model construction for prevention services.
- Developing and Sustaining Prevention Programs
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Find resources on this page that provide overviews of child abuse and neglect, the Title IV-E prevention services
- Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
The Center for States
The Center for States helps child welfare agencies implement the FFPSA. Explore Center resources to learn more about key provisions of the FFPSA and find tips and strategies to support implementation.