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If you had $5 million to spend each year for the next five years to prevent child abuse and neglect in the U.S., how would you spend it?


On behalf of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Program, the RAND Corporation's Promising Practices Network asked six professionals knowledgeable about child abuse and neglect prevention to answer the following question: If you had $5 million to spend each year for the next five years to prevent child abuse and neglect in the United States, how would you spend it?

The authors represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Each author has written a thoughtful response to the question and taken together, the set of papers offers a broad range of innovative ideas and strategies to make a significant impact on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Learn more about the authors and read the authors' responses to the question, below.

About the Authors

Linda Baker Mary Carrasco, MD Deborah Daro, PhD
Linda Baker
Director, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
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Mary Carrasco, MD
Director
International and Community Health, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
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Deborah Daro, PhD
Research Fellow
Chapin Hall Center for Children
University of Chicago
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J. Paige Greene Pete Hershberger Elba Montalvo
J. Paige Greene
Executive Director
Richland County CASA
South Carolina
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Pete Hershberger
Arizona State Representative
Arizona House of Representatives
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Elba Montalvo
Executive Director
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.
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Read the Authors' Responses

Follow the links below to read the authors' responses to the question, If you had $5 million to spend each year for the next five years to prevent child abuse and neglect in the United States, how would you spend it?

Responses are available below in a single file, or individually by author, and link to PDF files on the RAND Corporation website. Adobe Reader software is required to view these PDF files.


PDF fileRead the Full Document (contains all 6 author responses)

PDF fileLinda Baker
PDF fileMary Carrasco
PDF fileDeborah Daro
PDF fileJ. Paige Greene
PDF filePete Hershberger
PDF fileElba Montalvo

More About This Topic

Read PPN's Working Paper titled Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: Reports from the Field and Ideas for the Future.

This working paper, hosted at the RAND Corporation website, reports on the project conducted for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. A large part of the paper is devoted to summarizing the findings from PPN's survey of the child abuse and neglect prevention field regarding current priorities and promising ideas for the future of preventing child abuse and neglect.


See PPN's Resources and Tools page on child abuse and neglect.

This page includes links to data tables, fact sheets, seminal reports, and a variety of other resources that are among the best research-based materials available on this topic.


See PPN's Programs that Work section to read summaries of programs that have improved outcomes for children related to child abuse and neglect.