Meeting at the Midway: Systems, Partnerships and Collaborative Inquiry to Generate Practice Based Evidence

  • Sharon M. WascoEmail author
Part of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network book series (CMSN)


Researchers have verified that child maltreatment is pervasive over time and across class, culture, and community—with staggering costs to individuals, families, and societies. Science has also shown us prevention is possible. With growing evidence that child maltreatment prevention programs can be effective, a current challenge lies in getting communities to take up these strategies and allocate resources to “upstream” prevention efforts. Taking prevention to scale will require more than university-based evaluation research. This chapter describes practice-based evidence, systems thinking, partnerships, and participatory evaluation methods as valuable tools for sustaining the prevention of child abuse in the community.


Practice-based evidence Prevention Partnerships Participatory evaluation 


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  1. 1.HudsonUSA

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