Annotation: This guide is designed to provide a clearinghouse of information and innovation from the Healthy Families America leadership at the state level and Prevent Child Abuse America national staff in order to support and grow the program across the country. It its CD-ROM form, this guide connects the user through links and PDF files to a variety of tools and resources that have been created to aid state systems development. In addition, the guide contains a variety of case studies that illustrate the best practices in home visitation that are evolving across the country. The guide covers the following topics: (1) administration/governance, (2) advocacy and public policy, (3) collaboration, (4) communication, (5) community planning and site development, (6) continuous quality improvement and quality assurance, (7) evaluation, (8) funding, (9) public relations and marketing, (10) strategic planning, and (11) training and technical assistance. The guide includes two appendices: (1) a compilation of resources on all state system components and (2) supporting documents. The guide also includes a conclusion and credits.
Contact: Prevent Child Abuse America, 228 South Wabash Ave., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604, Telephone: (312) 663-3520 Secondary Telephone: (800) 244-5373 Fax: (312) 939-8962 E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: http://www.preventchildabuse.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Administration, Advocacy, Case studies, Child abuse, Child health, Collaboration, Communication, Community programs, Families, Funding, Healthy Families America, Home visiting, Model programs, National programs, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public policy, Public relations, Service delivery systems, State programs, Strategic plans, Technical assistance, Training