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Evaluating child abuse prevention programs - Evaluating the Child for Sexual Abuse - American Family.


Evaluation is a critical element of child abuse prevention program sustainability, as funders and policymakers increasingly ask for evidence of the effectiveness of the programs they fund. It is also necessary for child abuse and neglect prevention and family support programs to conduct evaluation activities as part of their ongoing quality assurance efforts. Use the following resources to identify evaluation strategies, make an economic case for child abuse prevention, and find results of prevention program evaluations.

Guidelines for CBCAP Lead Agencies on Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Programs and Practices (PDF - 166 KB)
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) (2007)
Provides information on the background, vision, and guidelines regarding requirements for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) efficiency measures for federally funded CBCAP programs.

Program Evaluation: A Variety of Rigorous Methods Can Help Identify Effective Interventions (PDF - 662 KB)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (2009)
Examines federally supported efforts to identify effective interventions, types of interventions best suited for assessment with randomized experiments, and alternative rigorous methods used to assess effectiveness.

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Reliable data on the situation of children are needed to inform the development and implementation of policies, legislation, and actions for the prevention and response to violence, exploitation and abuse of children.

Evaluation is a critical element of child abuse prevention program sustainability, as funders and policymakers increasingly ask for evidence of the effectiveness of the programs they fund. It is also necessary for child abuse and neglect prevention and family support programs to conduct evaluation activities as part of their ongoing quality assurance efforts. Use the following resources to identify evaluation strategies, make an economic case for child abuse prevention, and find results of prevention program evaluations.

Guidelines for CBCAP Lead Agencies on Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Programs and Practices (PDF - 166 KB)
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) (2007)
Provides information on the background, vision, and guidelines regarding requirements for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) efficiency measures for federally funded CBCAP programs.

Program Evaluation: A Variety of Rigorous Methods Can Help Identify Effective Interventions (PDF - 662 KB)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (2009)
Examines federally supported efforts to identify effective interventions, types of interventions best suited for assessment with randomized experiments, and alternative rigorous methods used to assess effectiveness.