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Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)

The mission of Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) is to prevent child abuse and neglect by eliminating risk factors.

The Healthy Families America Approach is used by all of the Child Abuse Prevention Fund community-based family resource and support programs. The programs serves first-time mothers after the 28th week of pregnancy, pregnant women who were not being served by other programs, pregnant women expecting their second (or subsequent) birth, and parents of newborns. Families are served by a combination of home visitation and center-based groups/activities until the child is five years of age. An emphasis is placed on teaching parents how to be more nurturing. Services provided by the programs included:

  • home-based parenting support
  • center-based support and education groups
  • family events such as health fairs and public awareness activities
  • community outreach to children and families
  • family screenings / assessments
  • child development screenings / assessments
  • linkage to health care providers
  • referrals to community resources such as mental health care, drug/alcohol treatment, housing assistance, job training/counseling and domestic violence prevention
  • additional support services such as respite care, child care, transportation, parent-child interaction play groups and life management skills education.

A Statewide Evaluation of all the Child Abuse Prevention Fund community-based family resource and support programs began in SFY 2000. Steady progress has occurred in the implementation of the comprehensive evaluation. Evaluation components include:

  • quality assurance (including site visits)
  • program model fidelity and uniformity between program providers
  • goal attainment
  • outcome-based measures.

Through the partnership between the Office and the public and private program providers, work has continued to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the services. Every program provider in the state has essential features and common goals and objectives (i.e., to assist families in utilizing existing skills, learning new skills, accessing community resources, increasing parental competencies, expanding social network, and becoming more effective and nurturing), yet each program has its own uniqueness. Evaluation measures were incorporated into the 26 data collection forms used by the providers of the community-based family resource and support programs and represent those common, essential features.

Staff Information:
Sherie Trice, MS, CCPS
CBCAP Grant Coordinator


Contact Information
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: 405-271-7611
Fax: 405-271-1011


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