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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:




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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The Grandparent/Co-parent Story Illustrated Version

Listen to this illustrated story about parents and grandparents working together to parent children by Dawn. This video is a part of Sharing the Journey: Voices from the Fielda collection of stories from parents.

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2021 CBCAP State Summary of Exemplary Practices

This summary highlights child abuse prevention activities and services implemented during the 2021 funding year for CBCAP State Lead Agencies. 
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Online Learning Center

High quality subject specific training free of charge for CBCAP State Lead Agencies and direct service providers.