Child Abuse Prevention: Putting What Works Into Practice

Child abuse prevention and other human service programs are under increasing pressure to demonstrate results and implement system and practice changes to improve outcomes. Putting a new approach or program into practice and changing the way an organization operates, or how services are delivered, can be challenging. New ways of doing business must be based on research and evidence about how to effectively improve outcomes.

Putting What Works Into Practice describes important considerations for successfully implementing sustainable approaches with lasting benefit. It discusses critical activities that need to happen at different phases of implementation for leaders, policymakers, program managers, staff and stakeholders.

This brief was developed by AIR system change experts with support from The FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention.