ERIC Number: ED264003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Project. Annual Report: Innovations in Protective Services.
This process evaluation of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Project describes the efforts of the project director and 10 regional liaisons to develop a statewide philosophy on prevention and an operational plan for directing resources in Texas toward primary and secondary prevention of child abuse and neglect. A survey was used to gather information about what other states were doing in these areas. A total of 30 states responded. Eight of the states had specified definitions for primary and secondary prevention; three states responded to the survey with policy documents focusing specifically on primary and/or secondary prevention; and 13 states indicated that they had a specific program that emphasizes primary and/or secondary prevention services. Analysis of the survey information identified factors appearing to be significant in establishing a quality prevention program. A literature review discusses research projects carried out to determine the most effective kinds of prevention activities and articles describing a theoretical model or operating program not yet tested. It is anticipated that the literature review will be helpful in the decision making process undertaken by the Department of Human Services to decide the direction of prevention efforts in Texas. The state-of-the-art survey and the review of literature are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas