The Durham Family Initiative: a preventive system of care.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article describes the Durham Family Initiative (DFI), an innovative effort to bring together child welfare and juvenile justice systems to reach DFI's goal of reducing the child abuse rate in Durham, North Carolina, by 50% within the next 10 years. DFI will follow principles of a preventive system of care (PSoC), which focuses on nurturing the healthy parent-child relationship. A community collaborative of government agency directors has signed a memorandum of agreement to implement the PSoC principles. The researchers will use multiple methods to evaluate DFI's efficacy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodge, KA; Berlin, LJ; Epstein, M; Spitz-Roth, A; O'Donnell, K; Kaufman, M; Amaya-Jackson, L; Rosch, J; Christopoulos, C

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 128

PubMed ID

  • 15068214

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2765104

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-4021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States