What We Do
FRIENDS is an acronym for Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service.
We provide Targeted Technical Assistance and Training to the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Community. We also strive to provide high-quality information to the general child abuse prevention community.
We build capacity in the full array of CBCAP program requirements including:
Useful Tools and Resources
FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) knows that family-serving organizations recognize the importance of serving ALL people well. FRIENDS seeks to effectively support CBCAP lead agencies and other organizations to meet their responsibility to promote optimal outcomes for all children and families and this includes ensuring services are culturally appropriate and prioritize equity.
As a part of this mission, FRIENDS has worked to develop resources for SLAs as well as funded grantees in building Culturally Effective Organizations.
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Help Me To Pull This Wagon Illustrated Version
Listen to this illustrated story on fathers and parent engagement by Sam Blue This video is a part of Sharing the Journey: Voices from the Field, a collection of stories from parents.
2020 CBCAP State Summary of Exemplary Practices
Online Learning Center
High quality subject specific training free of charge for CBCAP State Lead Agencies and direct service providers.