Injury Center Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

CE04-142 – BECAUSE Kids Count (Building and Enhancing Community Alliances United for Safety and Empowerment

Initial Fiscal Year: 2004
Program: DVP
FOA Number: CE04-142
FOA Title: BECAUSE Kids Count (Building and Enhancing Community Alliances United for Safety and Empowerment


Cooperative agreement to build or expand the capacity of national organizations and their state, local, and/or regional affiliates to address the prevention of child maltreatment, which includes neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Research suggests that these areas of violence have risk and protective factors across multiple domains of influence as represented by the ecological model presented in the World Report on Violence and Health (Krug et al., 2002) including individual, relationship, community and societal levels. Violence Prevention efforts in child maltreatment include activities that are aimed at addressing the individual factors, relationship factors, community factors and societal factors of potential victims, perpetrators and bystanders.

The specific purposes of this funding are to:
1. Provide an opportunity for national organizations to expand their leadership role in addressing the prevention of child maltreatment by disseminating the key concepts of primary prevention, evaluation, the ecological model, models for community assessment and action, and evidence-based prevention strategies within the organizations.
2. Foster effective organizational collaborations that can respond to emerging policy and program issues related to the prevention of child maltreatment.
3. Conduct organizational assessments of infrastructure capabilities, staff and structural capacities, organizational understanding of prevention and other key concepts, readiness for dissemination of child maltreatment concepts and prevention strategies, and organizational barriers and facilitators.

Awarded Projects

Project Title: Because Kids Count: Creating a National Plan to Strengthen Families and Prevent Child Maltreatment
Grant Number: U81/CCU024295-02
Project Period: 9/30/2004 – 9/29/2006

Project Title: Towards a National Plan for the Prev Child Maltreatment
Grant Number: U81/CCU524291-02
Project Period: 9/30/2004 – 9/29/2006

Project Title: Enhancing child Maltreatment Prevention Initiatives through Parents Anonymous, Inc.
Grant Number: U81/CCU924294-02
Project Period: 9/30/2004 – 9/29/2006