Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Primary) Programs[Website].
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.
Information Packet or Sheet
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Chadwick Center for Children and Families Children's Hospital and Health Center 3020 Children's Way, MC 5017
San Diego, CA 92123
This website defines programs whose primary goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect from occurring for the first time in a family. These programs may educate the general public, service providers, and policymakers about the scope and problems associated with child maltreatment, the factors that lead to maltreatment, and ways to prevent it. Services may include public education campaigns, educational efforts (including parent education programs and universal efforts to educate children on safety and young adults on relationship building), support groups, and family support and strengthening programs. It notes services that may be associated with the prevention of maltreatment include treatment for substance abuse and mental health problems, addressing anger management and domestic violence issues, parent training, home visitation, and support for basic needs, such as housing and nutrition. Two programs are identified that have been reviewed by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) as being well-supported by research evidence and having a Scientific Rating of 1: Nurse-Family Partnership and the Safe Environment for Every Kid program. The Triple P- Positive Parenting Program System is identified as having a Scientific Rating of 2, meaning it is supported by research evidence, 10 programs are identified as having a Scientific Rating of 3, meaning the programs have promising research evidence, and six programs are identified as not being able to be rated. Links are provided to additional information for each identified program.
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