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Clinic-Based Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment

Approach: Conduct parent education during prenatal care and/or well-child visits to reduce child maltreatment

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

Collaboration with Existing Evidence-based/informed Programs

Approach: Disseminate injury prevention and safe behavior information through existing evidence-based/informed home visiting, caregiver education, and school-based outreach programs

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

College Campus-Based Programs to Prevent Dating Violence and Sexual Assault

Approach: Conduct educational programs including curriculum on healthy relationships, social norms training, and improved bystander awareness and behaviors

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Adolescents and Youth

Community-Based Distribution of Cribs and Safe Sleep Education to Prevent Infant Suffocation

Approach: Provide safe sleep education and distribute cribs at community baby showers to promote safe sleep

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: Caregivers

Community-Based Educational Programs to Promote Child Passenger Safety + Distribution of Safety Equipment

Approach: Conduct educational programs for community members that includes training on installation and use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts, and distribution of safety equipment

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: Schools and Community

Education During Home Visiting Programs

Approach: Provide injury prevention education for families participating in home visiting programs

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

Home Visiting Interventions to Prevent Child Injury

Approach: Conduct home visiting programs that include safety discussions, informational materials, and free safety devices to reduce household hazards

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

Home Visiting Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment

Approach: Conduct home visiting programs that promote positive parenting skills

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

Hospital-Based Multi-Component Safe Sleep Training to Prevent Infant Suffocation

Approach: Conduct safe sleep training for nurses and/or mothers in maternity wards/neonatal intensive care units

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers and Nurses

Implementation of Established, Evidence-based or Informed Suicide Prevention Programs

Approach: Apply implementation science and quality improvement for testing, adapting, sustainably implementing, and widely spreading established suicide prevention programs

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

Intensive Residential Program + Mentoring to Decrease Youth Violence

Approach: Implement residential program with mentoring to decrease youth violence

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Adolescents and Youth

Legislation that promotes and Enforces Teen Driver/Passenger and Bicycle Safety

Approach: Pass and enforce legislation that promotes and enforces safety for teen drivers and their passengers and for bicycle riders

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: State/National

Legislation to Prevent Drowning and Other Injuries

Approach: Support policies and legislation promoting barrier-isolation to protect young children from drowning and other injuries

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: State/National

Modification of Infrastructure to Enhance Pedestrian Safety

Approach: Modify the infrastructure around schools

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Schools and Community

Multicomponent Selective/Indicated Programs Targeted to Suicidal Adolescents and their Families

Approach: Conduct multicomponent selective/indicated programs that are targeted to suicidal adolescents and their families to prevent suicide

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

Oversight and Regulation of Innovative Programs

Approach: Provide oversight and regulation of innovative programs such as comprehensive home safety assessments

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: State/National

Parent Group Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment

Approach: Conduct group-based parenting programs to improve parenting skills

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

Partnerships to Scale Evidence-based Programs and Practices

Approach: Align and mobilize traditional and non-traditional partners to sustainably implement and widely spread child safety programs and strategies

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/National

Person-to-Person Interventions Outside the Clinical Setting

Approach: Adopt person-to-person interventions such as the drug disposal program, Count it! Drop it! Lock it!

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

Personality-Targeted School Program Aimed to Prevent Underage Alcohol Use and Illegal Drug Use

Approach: Conduct targeted educational program for students with high-risk personality traits to prevent underage alcohol use and illegal drug use

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Adolescents

School Program Using Motivational Interviewing to Prevent Underage Alcohol Use and Illegal Drug Use

Approach: Conduct motivational interview-based educational program to prevent underage alcohol use and illegal drug use

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

School-Based Educational Programs to Promote Safety on the Road

Approach: Conduct educational programs with curricula that focus on bicycle safety and on safe driving skills

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

School-Based Interventions

Approach: Conduct outreach, education campaigns, and trainings in school-based settings

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

School-Based Multicomponent Educational Programs to Prevent Suicide

Approach: Conduct school-based multicomponent educational programs with curricula focused on increasing knowledge of risk factors and strengthening social support

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

School-Based Multicomponent Programs to Prevent Bullying

Approach: Conduct multi-tiered school-wide intervention to improve school environment, encourage positive bystander behaviors, provide education on bullying, and include parental involvement and individual interventions

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

School-Based Multicomponent Programs to Prevent Underage Alcohol Use and Illegal Drug Use

Approach: Conduct multicomponent educational programs using curricula based on social and character development and focused on health motivation, social skills, social influence recognition, and knowledge development

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Scientifically Rigorous Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

School-Based Programs to Prevent Dating Violence and Sexual Assault

Approach: Conduct educational programs including curriculum on healthy relationships, social norms training, and improved bystander awareness and behaviors, and increase surveillance and teacher/staff visibility in violence ‘hot spots’ in the school environment

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

Training + Equipment Upgrades to Increase Playground Safety

Approach: Provide staff training + upgrades to playground equipment to reduce falls and increase playground safety

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Schools and Community

Well-Child Visits to Deliver Safety Education

Approach: Provide safety advice + counseling at well-child visits

NPM: 7 - Injury Hospitilization

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.