Engaging Families and Communities

Engaging Families and Communities

Communities can serve as powerful partners—in preventing child and abuse and neglect, and in supporting families at the front end of child welfare. Engaging communities to support families expands the available resources for all and fosters a sense of collective responsibility for the well-being of children. Moreover, engaging with communities creates opportunities to address the broader issues that put families at risk. This innovation stream focuses on three distinct sub-topics:

  • Programs and activities that focus on engaging fathers
  • Efforts to build family and parent leadership in child welfare systems change
  • Community approaches to engagement, prevention and intervention

Spotlight On

90by30—Engaging Everyone as Active Partners in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

One Oregon county is mobilizing a broad community to reduce child abuse and neglect by 90% in 30 years.

Father Engagement: Addressing the Challenges

How do we address and resolve some of the more challenging aspects of effective father engagement?

Relationships Matter: Strengthening and Supporting Families

How creating a community-based network built on strong relationships can truly transform lives.

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