Expanding The Definition Of Evidence In Child Maltreatment Prevention (Chapter 6 in Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 1: Definitions of Abuse and Prevention.
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This chapter provides an overview of a comprehensive framework for expanding the definition of evidence in child maltreatment prevention and then describes each type of evidence and its use in decision-making, including best available research evidence, contextual evidence, and experiential evidence. Examples from home visitation are used to illustrate the application of each type of evidence. Finally, implications for the broader child maltreatment prevention field are discussed. 66 references. (Author abstract modified)
child abuse; prevention programs; evidence based practice; definitions; Home visiting programs