Researching the Issues


Topical information
Learn more about various child and family issues your community might be focusing on.

Statistical information
in your community. Several useful databases are listed in the Planning Tools section of the site.

Intervention, programming strategies

Promising Practices
"Highlights programs and practices that credible research/evidence and/or experts in the field indicate are effective in strengthening children, youth, families, and communities" including substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, reducing poverty, child abuse and more.

Minnesota Department of Health
Provides 18 public health improvement goals for Minnesota and intervention strategies to reach these goals including:

  • Reducing alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • Reducing unintended pregnancies
  • Child, adolescent, and elderly health and well-being
  • Mental health and violence

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention (Centers for Disease Control):
"This is the quintessential sourcebook for community action. It outlines 4 scientifically proven and effective strategies - Parent & Family-based, Social-Cognitive, Home Visiting and Mentoring."

Materials for loan at the Lending Library

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