ERIC Number: ED429243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Planning, Funding, and Implementing a Child Abuse Prevention Project.
Dorman, Rebekah L.; Moore, Douglas J.; Schaerfl, Caroline A.
Preventing child abuse is an endeavor that requires equal parts of caring, optimism, and pragmatism. Drawing on the experiences of more than 100 child abuse prevention projects, this field-tested manual integrates the abstract principles of program development and prevention with the real world experiences and challenges faced by prevention projects on a daily basis. The work is organized into seven chapters, a toolbox, and appendixes. Chapters are: (1) "Child Abuse and Its Prevention: An Overview"; (2) "Cultural Competence: Communicating Effectively"; (3) "Determining Community Needs"; (4) "Designing a Child Abuse Prevention Project"; (5) "Project Funding"; (6) "Implementing a Project"; and (7) "Project Evaluation." The "Project Toolbox" includes: (1) "Structured Group Techniques"; (2) "Needs Assessment: Written Reports"; (3) "Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Surveys"; (4) "Using Community Leaders as Resources"; (5) "Developing Objectives and Clear Statements of Need"; (6) "Working with Volunteers"; (7) "Training"; and (8) "Public Relations Tools for Prevention Projects." Appendixes are: (1) "Abuse Indicators"; (2) "Federal Resources for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Activities"; (3) "National Organizations and Information Resources"; (4) "Resources for Statistics"; (5) "Resource Materials"; and (6) "Sample Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Policy for Prevention Program Staff." (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Children, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Fund Raising, High Risk Students, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Treatment, Outreach Programs, Prevention, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Sexual Abuse, Violence, Youth
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First St., NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085; Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: http://www.cwla.org; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parry Center for Children, Portland, OR. Northwest Indian Child Welfare Inst.