The Prevention Board produces several publications to disseminate research and provide policy recommendations for improving systems to strengthen families and create safe, stable and nurturing environments for children.

Abusive Head Trau​​m​a Prevention

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This brochure serves as the required shaken baby syndrome prevention information to parents under Wis. Stats. §253.15 and contains educational information on normal infant crying. Available in English, Spanish and Hmong. Organizations can add their logo and contact information to the back of the publication and print internally, or order directly from Document Sales and Distributions website. 

SKU#s: SBP2022, SBP2022S, SBP2022H


Positive Childhood Experiences & Adverse Chil​dhood E​​xperiences


Research to Practice Brief: Positive Childhood Experiences

Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) are experiences in childhood that build a child's sense of belongingness and connection. Although the research on PCEs is still in early stages, the findings are very promising and warrant intentional efforts designed to disseminate understanding of the role of PCEs as well as specific efforts to support the actual development of PCEs among children and youth. ​​

PCE_Research to​ Practice.pdf


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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Wisconsin: 
2011-2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Findings

 Published in 2018, this report has the cumulative results from the data collected between 2011 - 2015 using the Wisconsin BRFS. The cumulative results of the Wisconsin ACE Study confirm the impact of ACEs on a wide spectrum of social, mental, and physical health outcomes.  


Public Awar​ene​ss

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Five for Families Toolkit 

Campaign toolkit that includes information, resources and promotional materials to support the Five for Families Public Awareness Campaign, a statewide public awareness campaign to increase knowledge of the Protective Factors Framework.


​Professional Development

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Wisconsin Core Competencies for Family Support Professionals 

This 2022 publication outlines the types of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support and advance the professional development and growth of parent educators, family resource providers, and supervisors. The Core Competencies aim to reach two professional levels: Direct Service Providers and Supervisors /Leadership

Fact Sheets

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Parenting Needs during the COVID 19 Pandemic

Between September - November ​2020, parents and caregivers were surveyed to explore how they were affected and how they had coped during the first six to seven months of the pandemic

ParentsNeeds_FINAL.pdf (English)​