Adapting Child Safety Interventions Resource Guide


Delivering interventions that have been shown to be effective in improving desired outcomes—also referred to as evidence-based practices (EBPs)—is critical to achieving improvements in child safety. Ideally, the interventions selected are ones that best fit local needs and circumstances. But even then, only rarely can they be implemented exactly as originally designed and tested. More often, some level of adaptation is needed.
This resource guide is intended for state and jurisdiction child safety practitioners who are well positioned to adapt these interventions, as they know the needs of their local communities and have the partnerships needed for success. This guide provides information and resources on EBP adaptation and presents an overview of intervention adaptation, discusses core elements and other key concepts, and identifies specific steps in program adaptation. The guide also provides examples from the field and resources for implementing each step of the adaptation process.