The Child Injury Prevention Framework is created as a guide for state and local agencies to consider how best to use their resources - or pool their resources - to address the issue of child injury and fatality prevetion. The Framework also lists several evidence-based strategies addressing several common mechanisms of injury and the development stages of childhood. These proven prevention strategies can be used to shape your next state or local fatality prevention project.
The ultimate purpose of child fatality review is to prevent future child deaths. The Office of the Child Advocate offers assistance by providing prevention resources to local communities. CFR Committees are also provided training opportunities aimed at educating members on prevention strategies that range from promoting placing a stop sign at a dangerous intersection, to more complex intervention like intensive home visitation programs for parents at high-risk for abusing or neglecting their children.
Prevention plans are developed by each county CFR team. The plan started with a broad goal, then teams added short-term and long-term objectives that would help them reach that goal. Each team then decided on three action steps they could reasonably do to help them achieve their stated objectives and ultimately reach their goal.
Every year, CFR teams work with their Program Analyst to evaluate and refine their Prevention Plan goals and objectives. The Prevention Analyst works with the teams to get some of their objectives and action steps accomplished. Staff also help the teams by providing data, resources and connections to community agencies that could help the teams achieve their goals.