The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board is committed to mobilizing research and practices that prevent the occurrence of child maltreatment. The Prevention Board partners with organizations throughout the state, providing support for proven programming so that children across Wisconsin grow up in safe, stable and nurturing families and communities.
Why Invest in Evidence-Informed Parent Education?
The Prevention Board focuses on primary prevention programs, services and approaches to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect before it occurs, and to build Protective Factors, which act as buffers against adversity while also promoting the optimal child development. Strategies are offered to all families without identifying their individual level of risk or likelihood of child maltreatment. One strategy is evidence-informed parent education. The Prevention Board’s largest investment is in evidence-informed parent education.
Parent education programs focus on enhancing parenting practices and behaviors, such as positive discipline techniques, learning age appropriate child development expectations and skills. These strategies from parent education programs provide parents with effective tools to build positive interactions with their children. They also help to strengthen the nurturing relationship between the parent and child. Research has shown these outcomes can strengthen families and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.
Through competitive funding opportunities, the Prevention Board grants and partners with a growing number of community-based agencies to offer Triple P and Nurturing Parenting. The goal of expanding evidence-based parent education is to increase access to these services across Wisconsin.