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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Field Reports from the Field and Ideas for the Future

Published Mar 31, 2009

by Rebecca Shaw, M. Rebecca Kilburn

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This report summarizes findings from a PPN project conducted for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Program. The project sought to assess the current state of the child abuse and neglect prevention field as well as identify potential future directions for the field in terms of emerging priorities and prevention strategies. Over 2,300 individuals who work in the child abuse and neglect field were surveyed to assess:

  • What populations are being served?
  • What strategies are used to prevent child abuse and neglect?
  • What are the settings that people in the prevention field are working in?
  • What is the state of the field's abilities to address needs and how has it changed over time?
  • What are the priority areas for the future in terms of populations and approaches?

Papers were commissioned from six professionals in the area of child abuse and neglect who have diverse experiences and perspectives. They were asked to respond to this question in their papers: “If you had $5 million to spend each year for the next five years to prevent child abuse and neglect in the United States, how would you spend it?” The results of the project should be of interest to practitioners, policymakers, advocates, funders, and others who are similarly committed to preventing child abuse and neglect.

The research in this report was prepared for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).

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