Preserving Childhood

Oregon’s Leading Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse and Strengthen Families

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The Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon and the Prevent Child Abuse Oregon Advisory Committee released the “Preserving Childhood” report to inform funders, policymakers, and program providers on the depth and the complexity of child abuse and neglect in Oregon, and examine what researched prevention strategies are currently being implemented in the state.

Based on prevention research, the “Preserving Childhood” report offers key recommendations for improving child abuse prevention efforts in Oregon. Recommendations for funders and policymakers include bringing prevention services to scale, expecting and using best practice programs, investing in evaluation and training, and considering incentives for families and communities participating in these programs. Considerations for local communities and service providers include selecting best practice programs, ensuring fidelity to the model, and mapping needs and services at the local and statewide level.

Click here to read the full Preserving Childhood report.