Best Practices: Prevention
The following resources are listed in no particular order:
This annual Resource Guide is one of the Children’s Bureau’s most anticipated publications, offering trusted information, strategies, and resources to help communities support and strengthen families and promote the well-being of children and youth.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This manual is designed to help violence prevention organizations hire an empowerment evaluator who will assist them in building their evaluation capacity through a learn-by-doing process of evaluating their own strategies.
The Task Force on Community Preventive Services (the Task Force) conducted a systematic review of scientific evidence concerning the effectiveness of early childhood home visitation for preventing several forms of violence, and concluded that home visitation has demonstrated effectiveness for preventing child abuse and neglect.
A general article about the trend toward evidence-based practices, including an interview with John R. Lutzker of CDC on preventing child maltreatment.
This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics supports home-visitation programs as an effective mechanism to ensure ongoing parental education, social support, and linkage with public and private community services.
An issue of Juvenile Justice Bulletin that provides an overview of a home-visitation program tested over a 20 year period that reduces risk and even affects juvenile violence.
Programs and interventions that may influence outcomes for youth and young children, compiled by the Child Trends DataBank.
A promising practice to be used in classroom settings that provides children ages three to ten with a set of skills to help them prevent sexual, emotional, and physical abuse.
Suggested guidelines from the National Parenting Education Network to help parent education programs reduce the risk of child abuse.
Developed by the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation.
This guide covers what you need to know, where to go for more information, and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online.
The Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research and its proven effectiveness, the Developmental Assets framework from the Search Institute has become one of the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States.