Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action


All Children are Valued, Healthy, and Thriving


Foundational Principles

Monitoring Program Implementation
Study what contributes to or inhibits successful implementation

Incentivizing Continuous Quality Improvement
Raise the performance bar and use timely data to adjust practice

Strengthening the Work Force
Increase provider knowledge and skills

Honoring Family and Participant Voice
Engage those you seek to help and encourage advocacy skills

Fostering Data Integration
Share information within and across agencies

Driving Policy Integration
Partner with others to increase success


Channels for Change

Strategies for Individualized Services
Home Visiting
Parent Education
Mobility Mentoring and Financial Literacy
Respite and Crisis Care
Family Development and Goal Setting
Screening for Substance Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Depression

Strategies for Organizational and Practice Change
Evidence-Based Practice
Implementation Science
Workforce Development
Performance Monitoring

Strategies for Agency Collaboration and Community Capacity Building
Integrated Care
Community Effects on Child Maltreatment and Strategies at the Community Level
Utilizing Technology
Early Learning Communities
Community Norms Change

Strategies for Policy Reforms
Policy Agenda Setting
Innovating Federal and State Health Care Funding
Transforming Existing Legislation to Better Meet the Needs of Families


Overarching Outcomes

Child Well-Being and Achievement
Maximize developmental potential of all children

Well child check-ups, developmental screening, social emotional health, reading proficiency

Consistent High-Quality Caregiving
Ensure all caregivers foster positive child development

Incidence of child maltreatment, early childhood professional credentials and quality rated child care, appropriate child development expectations, safe sleep practices, spending time together as a family, child welfare placement stability

Caregiver Well-Being and Achievement
Provide parents and other primary caregivers the support they need to succeed

Financial security, educational attainment, social connections and screening for interpersonal violence/pregnancy-related depression/substance abuse

Safe and Supportive Neighborhoods
Create a context of collective responsibility to children

Community cohesion, access to basic services, family friendly employment