Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Annual Progress Report 2021 [Utah].
Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services.
State Resource Annual Report
Published: January 29, 2021
State of Utah
Department of Human Services Division of Family Services Child Abuse and Neglect Advisory Council Children's Trust Fund 120 N. 220 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Tel: (801) 538-4100
This Fiscal Year 2020 annual report highlights the activities and accomplishments of the federally funded Utah Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program. It begins by reviewing leadership activities, the organizational structure and management of the administration of programs and services provided using funding authorized through Titles IV-B, IV-E, and XX of the Social Security Act, the lead agency role, and actions taken to advocate for systemic change. These actions include involvement in statewide systemic change efforts relating to the Child and Family Services Plan and the Program Improvement Plan, early childhood systems building, public health initiatives, other interagency collaboration activities, reorienting the child welfare system, and funding mechanisms. Following sections detail: collaborations and partnerships with other agencies and organizations; the service array, including needs assessment and core services; outreach activities and services for special populations, including children and parents with disabilities, adoption respite, racial and ethnic minorities, and equity and social justice efforts; parent leadership and involvement; training, technical assistance, and evaluation assistance, including site visits, ongoing communication and technical assistance, and COVID-19 pandemic support; evaluation; child abuse prevention month and public awareness activities; challenges, barriers, and areas for technical assistance, including personnel changes, financial and contract barriers, and the COVID-19 pandemic; the Child Welfare Improvement Council; and the Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood. Child abuse prevention success stories are included, and attachments include newsletters and articles and information on when to use personal protective equipment.
Utah; Community based services; Child protective services; Child abuse; Child neglect; Federal programs; Primary prevention; Secondary prevention; Tertiary prevention; Prevention programs; Welfare reform; State federal aid; Federal disaster response