Prevention & Protection: Workshop Materials

Prevention & Protection Brainstorming Workshop

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
May 10-11, 2012


The following materials can be found below:

Workshop Written Materials as Individual Articles

For each individual article contained in the Workshop Written Materials, organized by Workshop Session:

Table of Contents.  

I.  Connecting our Understanding of Child Maltreatment (Root Causes, Facilitating Conditions) to the Design of Effective Prevention & Protection Approaches

Deborah Daro,, Key Trends in Prevention: Report for the National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (Chapin Hall, 2009).

Deborah Daro and Genevieve Benedetti, Emerging Themes in Child  Abuse Prevention Research: Filling the Gaps, Chapin Hall.

II.  A Public Health Approach

A. Overview of Public Health Approach: Zeinab Chahine

Emily Putnam-Hornstein, et al, A Public Health Approach to Child Maltreatment Surveillance: Evidence from a Data Linkage Project in the United States, Child Abuse Review (2011).

Vincent J. Palusci and Michael L. Haney, Strategies to Prevent Child Maltreatment and Integration Into Practice, APSAC Advisor  (Winter 2010).

B. Universal Assessment at Birth & Targeted Family Services: Deb Daro

Deborah Daro and Kenneth A. Dodge, Strengthening Home-Visiting Intervention Policy: Expanding Reach, Building Knowledge

C. Durham Connects: Robert Murphy and Phil Redmond

Durham Connects Overview (2012).

D. Issues Surrounding Universal Early Home Visitation: Rebecca Kilburn

Proven Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions, RAND Research Brief (2005).  

Promising Practice Network, Issue Brief: Promising Practices for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect (2010).

E., Providing Information to Policy Makers Concerned with Child Well Being: Barbara Needell

Barbara Needell, Overview (April 2012).

Barbara Needell, Handout.

III. Selected Programs Furthering Prevention and Protection

A. Supporting Kinship Care Providers (outside & inside CPS system): Rob Geen

B. Targeting Prospective Parents Among Foster Youth (both to prevent pregnancy and enhance parenting skills): Rick Barth

Svoboda, Shaw, Barth, and Bright, Pregnancy and Parenting among youth in foster care: A review, Children and Youth Service Review 34 (2012).

C. Crisis Nurseries: Susan Cole

Susan A. Cole, Summary of Research on Crisis Nurseries in the United States (2012).

Susan A. Cole and Pedro M. Hernandez, Crisis nursery effects on child placement after foster care, Children and Youth Services Review 33 (2011). 

Susan A. Cole,, Crisis nurseries: Important services in a system of care for families and children, Children and Youth Services Review 27 (2005).

Session III Miscellaneous Readings

Cynthia Stringfellow, Educare Learning Network.  Click here.

IV. Targeting Parental Substance Abuse: Providing Better Protection and Support for Children, Including Substance-Exposed Infants

A. Sacramento Early Intervention & Dependency Drug Court Programs: Sharon Boles

Sharon Boles, Sacramento County Family Related Drug Court Programs Informational Sheet (April 2012).  Click here.

B. Support for Children & Their Fost-Adopt Families: Jeanne Miranda

Jeanne Miranda, TIES Transitional Model for Children Adopted from Foster Care (April 2012).  Click here.

C. Miami-Dade Family Drug Court for Infants and Children: Jeri Cohen

Brief Report on DDC Dependents Placement and Permanency, January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011.  Click here.

OJJDP FY09 FAMILY, Miami-Dade Dependency Drug Court Expansion and Enhancement Initiative, Report #5, July 1 to December 31, 2011.  Click here.

Development of the Miami-Dade County Dependency Drug Court, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2003).  Click here.

OJJDP FY 09 Family Drug Courts Program, Miami-Dade Dependency Drug Court Expansion and Enhancement Initiative, ABSTRACT.  Click here.

V. CPS System Reform to Better Serve Prevention & Protection Goals

A. Systems Analysis & Other CPS Reform Ideas: John Mattingly

B. Strengthening CPS Ability to Protect Infants and Young Children Against Maltreatment: Emily Putnam-Hornstein

Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Strengthening CPS Ability to Protect Infants and Young Children against Maltreatment (April 2012).  Click here.

C. Miami-Dade Problem-Solving Court as an Approach to Improving Prevention & Protection: Cindy Lederman

Miami Child Well-Being Court Model.  Click here.

Excerpts from Presentation on Miami Child Well-Being Court Model: Safety and other Outcomes.  Click here.

D. Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services: Incorporating CPS in a Program Emphasizing Extensive Family Support Services: Marc Cherna

An Effective Child Welfare System and Evidence-based Practice for the Child Welfare System, National Family Preservation Network  (October 2006).  Click here.

Bruce Barron, Transforming Lives Through Systems Integration: The “Improving Outcomes for Children and Families” Initiative, Allegheny County Department of Human Services (January 2010).  Click here.

VI. Raising Consciousness, Reframing Issues, Generating Public Will

Henry Kempe, Approaches to Preventing Child Abuse: The Health Visitors Concept, Am J Dis Child, Vol 130 (Sept. 1976).  Click here.

Mary Welstead, Child Protection in England – Early Intervention (April 2012).  Click here.

Additional Workshop-Related Materials

Elizabeth Bartholet, Creating a Child-Friendly Child Welfare System: Effective Early Intervention to Prevent Maltreatment and Protect Victimized Children, 60 Buff. L. Rev. 1321 (2012).  Click here.

Joseph J. Doyle, Jr., Child Protection and Child Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Foster Care, AER (December 2007).  Click here.

James G. Dwyer, The Child Protection Pretense: States’ Continued Consignment of Newborn Babies to Unfit Parents, 93 Minn. L. Rev. 407 (2009).  Click here.

Jenifer Goldman Fraser, Ph.D., MPH and Cecilia Casanueva, Ph.D., The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model: Essential Elements and Implementation Guidance (2013).  Click here (submitted by Cindy Lederman).

Fraser and Casanueva, The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model: A Handbook for Clinicians (2013).  Click here (submitted by Cindy Lederman)., List of Indicators Available on, Lucille Packard Foundation (March 26, 2012).  (see IIE above).  Click here.

Rebecca Kilburn and Lynn A. Karoly, The Economics of Early Childhood Policy: What the Dismal Science Has to Say About Investing In Children. RAND Corporation (2008).  Click here.

Kilburn, What Does Economics Tell Us About Early Childhood Policy?. RAND Corporation (2008).  Click here.

Emily Putnam-Hornstein, et al., Racial and Ethnic Disparities: A Population-Based Examination of Risk Factors for Involvement With Child Protective Services, Child Abuse & Neglect (2013).  Click here.

Stepping Up For Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families, Annie E. Casey Foundation Policy Report (2012).  Click here.