Lessons learned from national and international implementations of SafeCare®

Jenelle R. Shanley, Megan L. Graham, John R. Lutzker, Anna Edwards-Gaura, Daniel J. Whitaker, Shannon Self-Brown

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Child abuse and neglect is a persistent public health concern, and wide-spread implementation of evidence-based interventions is needed. Dissemination of evidencebased parent training programs to address child maltreatment is in a nascent stage, however. Some guidance exists on how to approach implementation efforts to build community capacity to address this, but those involved in implementation encounter many challenges. This often requires "thinking on your feet" to address each issue as it occurs and examining the after-effects to ensure the problem has been resolved. SafeCare is an evidence-based program disseminated nationally and internationally. Throughout various SafeCare implementations, a multitude of challenges have occurred and several solutions have been applied. The purpose of this paper is to discuss six emerging themes from lessons learned and the strategies used to address them in building community capacity to address child maltreatment. This paper is intended to serve as guidance for other implementation efforts to minimize challenges and increase effective implementations of evidence-based programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding Community Capacity
Subtitle of host publicationSkills and Principles
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781622572380
ISBN (Print)9781612093314
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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