By utilizing prevention strategies that promote the protective factors and reduce risk factors, Children’s Trust and its partners work to improve outcomes for children and families across the state through primary prevention, which consists of activities that are directed toward the whole community in an effort to prevent maltreatment before it occurs.
All members of the community may benefit from primary prevention services that include:
- Parent education programs and support groups that focus on child development, age-appropriate expectations, and the roles and responsibilities of parenting;
- Family strengthening programs that enhance a family’s ability to access existing services and resources to support positive interactions among family members;
- Public awareness campaigns that provide information on how and where to report suspected child abuse and neglect.