FRIENDS Services

What services does FRIENDS provide?

FRIENDS supports CBCAP State Lead Agencies, their local network of public-private grantees and organizations, and Tribal partners by building their capacity to meet the requirements of CAPTA, Title II through the provision of Universal Capacity Building Services, Targeted/ Specialized Capacity Building Services, and Tailored and Intensive Services.

Tiers of Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

What areas of prevention do FRIENDS' services focus on?

FRIENDS’ services focus on primary and secondary prevention and targeted training and technical assistance on a variety of topic areas. FRIENDS offers T/TA in areas such as:

  • Evidence-informed and evidence-based programs and practices in child abuse and neglect prevention
  • Program planning and implementation
  • Public awareness programs and initiatives
  • Community collaboration, networking, and collective impact
  • Parent engagement and leadership
  • Peer review, program self-assessment, and outcome evaluation
  • Collaboration with child welfare systems change efforts such as Program Improvement Plans, Child and Family Service Plans, Annual Progress and Services Reports and the Family First Prevention Services Act
  • Respite and crisis nurseries programs
  • Outreach to special populations including diverse and underrepresented groups
  • Maximizing and leveraging funds

This list is just an example of services in T/TA that FRIENDS can offer and state lead agencies and set-aside grantees should contact their FRIENDS T/TA Coordinator to discuss a plan that is individualized for your needs.

What other services does FRIENDS provide?

In addition to on-site T/TA, FRIENDS offers a targeted listserve to share information effectively with states and other prevention partners, a comprehensive website with a variety of information relevant to the prevention community, an Online Learning Center that provides high-quality subject-specific training free of charge, and participation in national, state, and regional training to help share information and best practices.