Date of Award
Child, Family and School Psychology
Gloria E. Miller, Ph.D.
Advocacy, Child abuse and neglect policy, Child advocacy strategy, Evidence-based policy
This exploratory case study examined the perspectives of state-level elected officials regarding what influences policy decisions related to child abuse and neglect issues. By interviewing six former state-level elected officials, the study explored what policy makers believe about their ability to impact child abuse policies, how they define, and ways they have experienced. evidence-based policy, and what they know about risk factors and protective factors with regard to child abuse-related policy. The study design was inspired by the Harvard Family Research Project's (2005) Bellwether Methodology, which bases advocacy strategy on the knowledge base and input from influential policy makers. The findings from this study are intended to provide insights about how advocates, researchers, and other stakeholders can most effectively influence child abuse-related policy decisions.
Miller Updike, Rebecca Jane, "Exploring How Advocacy Influences Policy Decisions Regarding Child Abuse and Neglect: Perspectives of Political Leaders in Colorado" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 428.
Received from ProQuest
Rebecca Jane Miller Updike
Education policy, Social work, Public policy