September 17, 2014

CBCAP Federal Grant

“The CBCAP project in Missouri focuses on agencies combining their resources and working together with families to solve the multi-faceted problems challenging many families today. Through collaboration, so much more can be achieved compared to working independently in isolation.”

Origin/History
Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) is a federal funding initiative that originates from the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. Its intent is to support state efforts to help communities create and operate networks of community-based, prevention-focused family resource and support programs. Originating from Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Amendments of 1996, the legislation recognizes that individual child abuse and neglect prevention programs cannot stand alone.

The Missouri Model
The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is the designated agency by the Governor to disburse CBCAP funding in Missouri. CTF provides grants that help agencies work together to provide a coordinated network of family support services in communities which strengthen families and reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect. The Missouri model works to:

  • Incorporate a designated lead agency to facilitate the provider network to provide a seamless coordination and delivery of prevention and family support services to more efficiently serve families and their children
  • Reduce the duplication of existing services;
  • Maximize the often strained resources of public and private providers to better serve children and families;
  • Reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect from occurring.

Evaluation/Outcomes
As part of the requirements, each community site must participate in a rigorous strategic planning and evaluation process including specific data collection. Missouri is recognized by the federal funding agency as attaining the highest level of program standards and performance indicated by evidenced based outcomes and successful replication of the program in other communities. CBCAP community sites continue to show statistically significant improvement in scores of standardized measures of family risk (Child Abuse Potential Inventory) and distress (Parent Stress Index) among parents participating. Families also report high levels of satisfaction with the services they receive. An additional outcome includes communities successfully leveraging other funds, thereby increasing their capacity to better serve families. Each step along the way best practices, lessons learned and promising approaches are identified, shared and incorporated into the next generation of communities.

View or download report – Social Cost Savings and Impact of the CBCAP Missouri Model in Preventing Child Abuse/Neglect

Listen to CBCAP Learning Call/Webinar – FRIENDS National Resource Center
The CBCAP Missouri Model- Better Collaboration, Outcomes, and Prevention of Child Maltreatment – September 2012

Unique Features

CBCAP focuses on primary prevention (entire population) and secondary prevention(populations at greater risk) to prevent child abuse and neglect from ever happening in the first place. CBCAP features include:

  • No stigma – participants self-identify their strengths and needs;
  • No barriers – all families who seek support can participate;
  • Provides services to families who might otherwise “fall through the cracks” such as parents with mild cognitive disabilities, subjects of “unsubstantiated reports” who want supportive help, geographically or socially isolated families, homeless parents, migrant families, families of children with disabilities;
  • Family-focused – agencies involve families in program design, implementation, and evaluation, which bestows dignity on consumers and leads to increased program effectiveness;
  • Agencies connect with new partners, network services and referrals, thus avoiding wasteful duplication;
  • Strong early-outreach component, solving problems before crises erupt;
  • Increases availability of prevention services in rural areas;
  • Programs become part of a larger network, strengthening and supporting one another, and creating a more effective, user-friendly, seamless system of family support services;
  • Collaboration at all levels – public, private, state, local including parents in leadership roles.

Current CBCAP Grant Recipients
Beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2009 and again in FY2011, CTF replicated the CBCAP model a third and fourth time by awarding grants to the following organizations:

Other CBCAP Supported Projects

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Missouri, Columbia – Strengthening Families/Asset Building
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis – Protecting Children of Prisoners
  • Catholic Charities of KC-St. Joseph, Kansas City – Parent Training for Safe, Healthy Families
  • Central Missouri Community Action Agency, Columbia – Community Connections
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Emergency Shelter dba:  Rainbow House, Columbia – Child Abuse Prevention Education
  • Child Abuse Prevention Association, Independence – Welcome Home Baby
  • Child Care Aware of Missouri, St. Louis – Strengthening Families Framework
  • Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri, Joplin – Educating Parents on Child Development
  • Cornerstones of Care, Kansas City – Healthy Families Home Visitation
  • Curators of the University of Missouri, Columbia – Building Relationship Smarts
  • Good Shepherd Children & Family Services, St. Louis – Expectant Parent Program
  • Isabel’s House, Springfield – Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks
  • Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri, St. Louis – WINGS
  • Missouri 4-H Foundation, Columbia – 4-H LIFE East Central Missouri
  • Missouri KidsFirst, Jefferson City – Statewide Child Abuse Prevention
  • Parenting Life Skills Center – A Great Circle Agency, Springfield – Empowering Families, In-home Parent Training
  • Parenting Life Skills Center – A Great Circle Agency, Springfield – Empowering Parents
  • Partnership for Children, Kansas City – Kids Count In Missouri Data Project
  • Rosebrooks Center, Inc., Kansas City – Family Enrichment Program
  • St. Joseph Youth Alliance, St. Joseph – Circle of Parents
  • Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center, East Prairie – Mississippi County Effective Black Parenting Program
  • Vision For Children at Risk, St. Louis – St. Louis Community and Family Partnership
  • Whole Kids Outreach, Inc., Ellington – Enhancing Families Through Outreach
  • Youth In Need, St. Charles – Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Training for Head Start Home Visitors

Prior CBCAP Grant Recipients

  • Barceda Families, Lamar
  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Hub, St. Louis
  • Columbia-Boone County Community Partnership, Columbia
  • Maplewood-Richmond Heights Community Partnership, St. Louis
  • Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, Marshall
  • Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, Poplar Bluff
  • Parenting Life Skills Center, Springfield
  • Phelps County Community Partnership, Rolla
  • Randolph County Caring Community Partnership, Moberly
  • St. Joseph Youth Alliance, St. Joseph
  • University of Missouri, KC, Kansas City – Missouri Family Development Credential (FDC) Program Expansion
  • Washington County Community Partnership, Potosi

Grantees are supported up to five years contingent upon the availability of grant funds and provided conditions of the grant are met. For more information contact CTF.

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