News | October 21, 2019

JBA Presents at Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference

Senior Research Associate Matthew Poes traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last month to copresent two sessions at the 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference. The 3-day conference adopted a focus on upstream solutions to prevent the occurrence of child abuse and neglect.

Poes partnered with national experts to present two topics:

  • On September 17, Poes and Jon Korfmacher (Erikson Institute) delivered Precision Home Visiting: What’s the Big Idea. This session introduced precision home visiting research as a way to define what aspects of home visiting work, for whom, and in what contexts to achieve positive outcomes. Participants learned about key elements of precision home visiting and sample research designs.
  • On September 18, Poes and Lauren Supplee (Child Trends) copresented Getting All Our Ducks in a Row: Coherence and Clarity in Program Design. This workshop demonstrated the importance of coherence and clarity in program development, with a focus on logic models.

Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect. The organization works through its 50-state chapter network and evidence-based programs to strengthen families; support communities; and foster safe, stable, and nurturing relationships to help children thrive.