National Plan Pillar 3 - Collaborative Practices
Pillar 3: Collaborative Practices
Foster multidisciplinary collaborations to expand resources and increase the coordinated impact of child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention initiatives.

Guiding Principals

Collective efforts that include knowledge from a variety of sources, multidisciplinary approaches and diverse perspectives, experiences, and cultural contexts add value, strengthen outcomes, and lead to expanded reach.

Collaboration exponentially shifts the norms associated with the sexual harm of children and maximizes the impact of prevention efforts. 

Grassroots and innovative collaborations are important for aligning missions, strengthening the impact of advocacy and prevention efforts, and for building capacity. 

Key Objectives

Standardize evidence-based/evidence-informed prevention practices and create common prevention language and goals. 

Align and expand resources to foster successful prevention initiatives and improve collective impact. 

Promote and engage in local, state, and national coordination to avoid duplication of services, strengthen outcomes, and expand reach. 

Engage all sectors within a community and include a wide variety of stakeholders and industries as potential partners, including local business and community leaders, education, media, faith-based groups, and include survivors as leaders.