CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION & INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
Reaching Those Affected by Family Violence and Neglect –
2012-13 Annual Investment of $1.7 million in 11 programs
Prevention and intervention make all the difference. These programs reach children affected by neglect, family violence, parental drug and alcohol use and homelessness. They also support stressed families most at-risk for abuse and neglect by providing intensive case management, therapy, counseling, respite care and parent education.
Research shows that programs providing multiple support systems that ease family stress are most effective in preventing family violence, abuse and neglect.
PREVENTION & INTERVENTION OUTCOMES (from 2011-12)
75 pecent percent of 200 children screened for growth and development were on track to meeting milestons.
Multnomah County Child Abuse Hotline received no further referrals for 82 percent of families in one Levy program within six months of completing services.
100 percent of children and families in Levy domestic violence programs developed safety plans.
Nearly 90 percent of parents in eight Levy programs improved their parenting skills and knowledge of child development and increased their use of social support services such as housing, food and mental health services.