Child Maltreatment Prevention

TXICFW believes in order to effectively prevent child maltreatment within a community, interventions that promote and create safe, stable and nurturing relationships (SSNRs) in a child’s life have been shown to be the most effective at preventing and reducing the incidence of child maltreatment. Child maltreatment prevention services should address all the risk and protective factors of child maltreatment holistically on the child, family, community level. TXICFW believes the key to preventing child maltreatment is a comprehensive change of societal and social norms around child-rearing and intervening in family dynamics. Learn more about our work in child maltreatment prevention:

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Safe Babies Program Evaluation

Safe Babies Program Evaluation

The Safe Babies program is designed to improve outcomes for infants and toddlers in foster care by supporting their attachment needs at the most critical time in a child’s development. … Read more »

Project HOPES Evaluation

Project Hopes Evaluation

Understanding the impact of community-based child maltreatment prevention. The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) at the University of Texas at Austin is collaborating with the Texas Department of Family… Read more »

PEI Retrospective Data Analysis

The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing is conducting the Retrospective Data Analysis for the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) project of DFPS. This project entails the aggregation, cleaning,… Read more »

COAC Family Connections Project

The Family Connections Project is funded through a federal grant from the Administration on Children and Families. Dr. Monica Faulkner has been contracted by the New York Council on Adoptable… Read more »