|CBCAP Tribal and Migrant Program|
The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal organizations, and migrant programs for child abuse prevention programs and activities that are consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II will be reserved to fund Tribes, Tribal organizations and migrant programs. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of abuse or neglect within the Tribal and migrant populations. The funds must support more effective and comprehensive child abuse prevention activities and family support services that will enhance the lives and ensure the safety and well-being of migrant and Native American children and their families. Some examples of programs that may be funded include, but are not limited to, voluntary home visiting, respite care, parenting education, mutual support, family resource centers, domestic violence services, and other family support services. Applicants were strongly encouraged to implement evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and practices that reflect the unique cultural characteristics and needs of their communities. The funds must also be used to support an evaluation of the programs and services funded by the grant. Finally, programs funded should develop stronger linkages with the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP) State Lead Agency funded under Title II of CAPTA.
These grantees have developed unique approaches to address child abuse and neglect prevention efforts in their communities. Each grantee has chosen a different evaluation approach, but they all share similar program outcomes. Some of these outcomes include increased knowledge of parenting skills, access to support services within the community, implementation fidelity, cultural competence, parental empowerment and development, and improvements in children’s behavior in response to positive parenting. Dissemination efforts include a focus at the community, State, and national levels, providing information directly to service agencies and researchers through conference and workshop presentations.
On October 1, 2011, ACF funded three projects that include:
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) will provide Spanish-language parenting education classes targeting low-income, Spanish-speaking migrant families. The goals of the parenting education program are to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote healthy family development, increase family and community protective factors and resilience, and demonstrate the benefits of collaboration between child/family serving programs.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Parent Partner Project will provide three evidence-informed practices: 1) the Parent Partner model; 2) Positive Indian Parenting; and 3) Mind Body Awareness Mindfulness Training. The target population is American Indian families residing on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana who have substantiated cases of abuse or neglect or who are providing foster care services to children from such families.
Indian Child Welfare Consortium will use the American Indian Prevention Program to develop a coordinated system of care with child welfare, substance abuse and domestic violence treatment providers. The applicant will implement culturally-tailored evidence-based motivational interviewing, parent training and couples-strengthening interventions. The project will serve American Indian parents who are at risk of or involved in the child welfare system living in two Southern California counties.