2019 CBCAP State Summary of Exemplary Practices

Partnering for Systems Change

The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program provides federal funding to all 50 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The funds are for the implementation of community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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This summary highlights child abuse prevention activities and services implemented during the 2019 funding year for CBCAP State Lead Agencies. To learn more about the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) that guides the program click here to download the legislation.

The information shared below provides both a snapshot of services implemented throughout the country and specific state examples of work on parent leadership and collaboration and partnering with Child Welfare through the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Parent Leadership and Collaboration

Ten states share how they are working to collaborate and engage youth and parents with lived experiences. The examples comprise parents in the planning and program implementation of the CBCAP lead agency and locally funded programs, including meaningful involvement of parents of children with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of underrepresented and underserved groups.

Partnering with Child Welfare through Family First Prevention Services Act

Eight states tell how they are partnering with Child Welfare to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). Each state’s experience, as reported in their 2018 – 2019 Annual CBCAP Report, is unique. The Family First Prevention Services Act was signed into law on February 9, 2018. This act reforms the federal child welfare financing streams, Title IV-E, and Title IV-B of the Social Security Act to provide services to families at risk of entering the foster care system. CBCAP Leads are strongly encouraged to collaborate with their state’s child protection system to develop a plan for implementing FFPSA and build a continuum of prevention services for children and families that includes primary and secondary prevention.

Collecting CBCAP Success Stories

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