The PREVENT Program: A Public Health Approach To Leadership Enhancement In Child Maltreatment Prevention (Chapter 13 in Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches).
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This chapter describes the PREVENT (Preventing Violence through Education, Networking, and Technical Assistance) child maltreatment program, a professional education initiative designed to assist clinical, social service, prevention, and policy professionals in providing leadership in adopting a public health approach to the primary prevention of child maltreatment. The chapter first discusses the public health approach and its potential to enhance child maltreatment prevention, then describes the background and structure of PREVENT and provides selected evaluation results. 25 references. (Author abstract modified)
child welfare training; child abuse; prevention programs; professional training; leadership; public health services; evidence based practice