Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment:

Lessons Learned and Promising Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Child Welfare Community Collaborations (CWCC) initiative is a set of cooperative agreements funded by the Children’s Bureau at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) “that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of primary prevention strategies to improve the safety, stability, and well-being of families through a continuum of community-based services and supports.” The cross-site process evaluation of CWCC is designed to describe grantees’ experiences and
programmatic strategies. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cohort 1 CWCC grantees had just begun implementing their grant activities, and the cross-site process evaluation team had not yet begun data collection. Given the likelihood of widespread effects of the pandemic, the cross-site process evaluation team sought to learn about grantees’ experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief, which draws on information collected in the summer of 2020, describes the ways the COVID-19.


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