Child Well-Being

Build Repertoire of Prevention Strategies

In a shift from the Child Well-being Program’s previous focus on parent education, this strategy now examines place-based approaches. Place-based approaches are interventions that seek to ensure that a community, not only a parent, provides a setting that promotes child well-being.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families "Building Community, Building Hope" video below highlights how place-based interventions help to prevent and respond to child maltreatment by engaging parents and communities and forming the partnerships needed to ensure the safety and well-being of all children and families. Featured in the video is DDCF grantee Magnolia Community Initiative based in Los Angeles County. 

 

For information on the availability of grants, visit the Grant-making Process page. 

Grants Awarded Under Revised Strategy

2015

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, Porcupine, SD
$1,700,000 over 5 years

To support efforts to build the institutional capacity of Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC) and partners to more effectively serve children, youth, and families living on Pine Ridge Reservation.

http://www.thundervalley.org/

Boston Community Capital, Inc., Boston, MA
$1,500,000 over 4 years

To expand the Working Cities Challenge model to advance collaboration and improve well-being for low-income residents of small and midsize cities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

http://www.bostoncommunitycapital.org/

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Vital Village Network
$1,000,000 over 3 years

To sustain and expand a widespread community effort to engage families, community-based organizations and government systems in a coordinated effort to improve health and well-being for neighborhood children and families.

http://www.vitalvillage.org/

Children's Bureau of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Magnolia Community Initiative
$1,000,000 over 3 years

To sustain and expand implementation of the Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI), an approach to improving family and child well-being at a community scale in a Los Angeles neighborhood.

http://www.magnoliaplacela.org/

Community Solutions, New York, NY
Brownsville Partnership
$1,000,000 over 3 years

To sustain and expand a widespread community effort to engage families, community based organizations and government systems in a coordinated effort to improve health and well-being for neighborhood children and families.

https://cmtysolutions.org/

Children's Outing Association, Milwaukee, WI
Strengthening Families to Reduce Child Abuse
$950,000 over 3 years

To sustain and expand a widespread community effort to engage families, community based organizations and government systems in a coordinated effort to improve health and well-being for neighborhood children and families.

http://www.coa-yfc.org/wp/

2014

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Population Change Learning Community
$366,300 over 3 years

To develop a series of child well-being indicators that will be implemented by place-based grantees funded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and support a platform for shared learning amongst organizations implementing place-based projects.

http://www.ucla.edu

2013

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Vital Village Network
$1,300,000 over 3 years

To support the implementation of the Vital Village Network, a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family and community well-being.

www.vitalvillage.org 

Children's Bureau of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Magnolia Community Initiative
$600,000 over 3 years

To support expansion of the Magnolia Community Initiative, an approach for improving population well-being at a community scale, to a broader network.

http://www.magnoliaplacela.org/

Community Solutions, New York, NY
Brownsville Partnership
$1,000,000 over 3 years

To support a "backbone" infrastructure for coordinated service delivery to drive accountability for program implementation and evaluate activities to measure improvements in the lives of children and families. 

www.cmtysolutions.org

2012

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Vital Village: Trauma Informed Community Network
$200,000 over 1 year 

To develop an implementation plan for a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, community-wide intervention in three low-income Boston neighborhoods to promote child well-being and prevent child abuse and neglect.

www.vitalvillage.org 

Children's Outing Association, Milwaukee, WI
Strengthening Families to Reduce Child Abuse
$600,000 over 3 years

To implement a widespread community effort to partner with families to prevent child maltreament.

www.coa-yfc.org

Community Solutions, New York, NY
Improving Child Well-Being through Mobilizing Community Assets
$250,000 over 1 year

To implement a community-driven model of change in three public housing buildings in Brownsville, Brooklyn by engaging building tenants, Community Solutions staff and other stakeholders in a community improvement process.

www.cmtysolutions.org

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Child and Family Well-Being: A Randomized Experiment of Subsidized Housing in New York City
$1,000,000 over 3 years

To assess the impact of acquisition of low-income subsidized housing on the prevalence of harsh parenting, a predictor of child maltreatment.

www.policyforchildren.org