|Strengthening the Work|
Child Care Expansion Initiative: The Role of Training in Advancing Prevention Efforts
Mary (Tib) Campise, Department of Defense
Successful community-based child abuse prevention depends on strong collaboration between agencies that serve children and families. This session explores the successes of the Department of Defense child care expansion initiative in engaging professionals across child care and other prevention focused agencies by utilizing training as a springboard.
CWLA Child Welfare Standards of Excellence
Julie Collins, Child Welfare League of America
So what are the fields of child welfare and prevention of child abuse and neglect saying the definition of child abuse and neglect is? Come hear what has been developed. This consensus definition along with the recommended key elements will form the basis of a new CWLA Standard of Excellence for Child Welfare Services on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. It is our vision that the new Standard of Excellence will provide a bridge for professionals working in child welfare service delivery and those in the prevention of child abuse and neglect to collaborate, connect and link, in a tangible deliberative way, supports and services to children and families using a prevention framework.
Richard Puddy, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This project was designed to leverage current efforts in understanding and applying Complex Systems Science to prevent child maltreatment. The presentation will serve as a “systems check” on the status and application of the two models: a System Dynamic Model (SDM) for changing mindsets and an Agent-Based Model (ABM) for exploring community level prevention strategies. The models have been presented to various audiences and feedback from those sessions will be described that provide insight into model refinement, future application, the next phase of model dissemination, evaluation, utilization, and ultimately model improvement.
Building the Movement to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Jetta Bernier, Massachusetts Citizens for Children
The Enough Abuse Campaign is a multi-state and communities mobilization initiative working to build a movement of concerned citizens educated about child sexual abuse and engaged in actions to prevent it. Developed in Massachusetts in 2002 under a 5-year federal CDC grant, the program has been adopted in New Jersey and Maryland under a grant from the Ms. Foundation for Women and in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America. The Campaign’s mission is to prevent adults from sexually abusing children today, and to promote the healthy development of children and youth to prevent sexually abusive behaviors from occurring in the future.