Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. and Childhelp – 2011
Discusses the importance of creating child abuse prevention alliances among education, child protection, and law enforcement professionals. Explains that since school personnel are the most common child maltreatment identification and reporting source, working alliances with child welfare and law enforcement are key to effective child protection. Presents suggestions for educators on building effective working alliances with CPS and law enforcement. These include recruiting appropriate members across the three systems, clarifying core values and roles, and identifying objectives for the alliance. Provides sample objectives. Also provides advice on how to work effectively across disciplines and recommends developing a protocol and evaluation procedures.