Deborah Daro

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow, is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in the area of child abuse prevention policy and early home visiting research. Her current work focuses on the unique and pivotal role early intervention programs, such as home visiting programs, can play in strengthening parental capacity across diverse populations, enhancing child development, and keeping children safe. Most recently, Daro’s research and writing have focused on developing reform strategies that embed individualized, targeted prevention efforts within more universal efforts to alter normative standards and community context. Daro developed and currently chairs the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Trust. In this capacity, she oversees a network of over 100 young scholars from across the country that represents a diverse array of disciplines and research interests. A primary focus of the fellowship is assisting these young scholars in translating their academic research into relevant policy and practice reforms.

Daro has completed dozens of multisite evaluations over the past 40 years that have incorporated a range of research designs, including both randomized clinical trials and various quasi-experimental designs. More recently, her work has been guided by the growing realization among program evaluators, implementation scientists, and policymakers that a new balance is needed between effectiveness and efficacy studies when investing in program research to guide broad scale replication of evidence based program models. She has served on multiple national advisory boards and has received numerous awards for her contribution to the field of child abuse prevention.

Daro holds a PhD in Social Welfare and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

PhD, Social Welfare, University of California-Berkeley

Master’s Degree, City and Regional Planning, University of California-Berkeley

Bachelor’s Degree, Communications, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

International Presentations

Daro, D. (2015, June). Successful systems to support successful programs: Critical partnerships and shared outcomes. Invited keynote at Building Family Support Systems: 7th Biennial International Conference, UNESCO Child and Family Research Center, Galway, Ireland.

Daro, D. (2012, November). Creating a context for successful programs to succeed: Recognizing the collective need for change. Invited keynote address at 5th Annual National Conference of Family & Relationship Services Australia, Darwin, Australia.

Daro, D. (2010, September). Balancing the tension between innovation and model fidelity. Paper presented at the 18th ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Daro, D. (2006, September).Identifying effective interventions: What do we need to know and how will we know it? Invited presentation at the 16th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, York, United Kingdom.

Daro, D. (2006, September). Designing and implementing community systems to protecting children: Lessons from the U.S. Invited presentation at the 16th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, York, United Kingdom.

Daro, D. (2005, June-July). Prevention of separation: Familiar challenges, new opportunities. Invited presentation at Childhoods 2005: Children and Youth in Emerging and Transforming Societies International Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Daro, D. (2005, January). Building community capacity to prevent child abuse: Lessons learned. Invited presentation at the 19th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2004, September). Advances in understanding child abuse policy prevention. Invited presentation at the 15th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Daro, D. (2004, September). ISPCAN’s world perspectives on child abuse: A global profile of child abuse. Invited presentation at the 15th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Daro, D. (2004, September). Before substantiation: The role U.S. public child welfare plays in preventing child abuse. Paper presented at the 15th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2004.

Daro, D. (2004, September). Engagement and retention in voluntary support programs. Paper presented at the 15th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Daro, D. (2004, September). The role of home visitation within a system of support for new parents. Paper presented at the 15th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Daro, D. (2003, August). Strategies for building effective prevention efforts. Invited presentation at the 9th ISPCAN Regional European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Promoting Interdisciplinary Approaches to Child Protection, Warsaw, Poland.

Daro, D. (2003, October). Measuring philanthropic impact. Invited presentation at the Chicago Global Donors Conference on International Giving: Living in Chicago, Giving in the World, Chicago, IL.

Daro, D. (2002, July). Advances in child abuse prevention strategies. Invited presentation at the 14th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Denver, CO.

Daro, D. (2002, January). Causes of child abuse and neglect: International and cultural perspectives. Invited presentation at the 16th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2002, January). Measuring risk: An international framework. Invited presentation at the 16th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2001, October). The structure and efficacy of child abuse prevention policies and programs. Invited presentation at the 6th Latin American Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Daro, D. (2001, October). Using research to improve child abuse prevention practice and policies. Invited presentation at the 6th Latin American Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Daro, D. (2000, September). Strategies for evaluating prevention efforts in developing countries. Invited presentation at the Developing Country Forum, 13th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Durban, South Africa.

Daro, D. (2000, September).Trends and challenges in child abuse prevention. Invited presentation as part of the 13th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Durban, South Africa.

Daro, D. (1999, October). Building effective and responsible systems to prevent child abuse. Presentation at the National Council for the Child, Jerusalem, Israel.

Daro, D. (1999, October). Supporting new parents and protecting young children. Presentation at the National Council for the Child, Jerusalem, Israel.

Daro, D. (1999, September). Using research to improve child protection programs and systems. Invited presentation at the 3rd African Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Nairobi, Kenya.

Daro, D. (1998, November-December). Placing prevention on the child welfare agenda: Realizing system reform. Lecture presented at the Children’s Mental Healthy Alliance Foundation forum, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Daro, D. (1997, April-May). Creating effective systems: What does it take. Truby King Lecture at the 53rd National Conference of the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, Auckland, New Zealand.

Daro, D. (1993, July). Child abuse prevention: A time for new thinking. Keynote address at the 4th Australian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Daro, D. (1992, August-September). Child abuse prevention. Master class at the 9th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Chicago, IL.

Daro, D. (1990, September). Child abuse prevention: Major gains and limitations. Mini-plenary presentation at the 8th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Hamburg, Germany.

Daro, D. (1988, September).Child abuse research: Methodological problem and utilization patterns. Plenary session at the 7th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

U.S. Presentations

Daro, D. (2017, February).The potential of universal strategies: Innovative ways to reach the most vulnerable children. Webinar sponsored by the Child and Family Policy Consortium and the Society for Research in Child Development.

Daro, D. (2016, November). Exploring a universal approach to home visiting. Plenary Facilitator and Presenter, Sixth Annual National Home Visiting Summit, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2016, November). Innovations in home visiting practice, policy and research. Plenary Facilitator and Presenter at the Sixth Annual National Home Visiting Summit, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2016, October). Child maltreatment prevention policy and practice. Invited presentation, Yale Medical School, Pediatrics Grand Rounds, New Haven, CT.

Daro, D. (2016, August-September). An integrated prevention approach: Creating a context for collaboration and collective impact. Peer-reviewed workshop at the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Office of Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2016, July). Universal home visiting: Evidence of impact. Session chair and discussant, Invited Plenary at the National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2016, June). Progress in child maltreatment prevention: Expanding our outreach. 2016 William Friedrich Memorial Lecture at the 24th Annual APSAC Colloquium, Las Vegas, NV.

Daro, D. (2016, June). Innovation and leadership in the home visiting field. Annual Meeting of Home Visitor Providers and Funders in Los Angeles County sponsored by First 5 LA, Los Angeles, CA.

Daro, D. (2015, May). Home visiting at the crossroads: Home visiting 4.0 and beyond. Opening keynote at the 5th National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2014, April). Persuasive claims: CAPTA’s myths, memories, and evidence. Collaboration opening keynote presentation at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, New Orleans, LA.

Daro, D. (2013, February). Beyond MIECHV: Creating sustainable change. Closing keynote at the 3rd National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2012, April). Child protection in the 21st century: Gazing into the crystal ball. Invited keynote panel presenter at the 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2012, February). Managing evidence-based home visiting systems: Planning considerations and opportunities. Invited closing keynote at the National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2010, December). Replicating home visiting programs with fidelity: A useful pathway for improving quality and maximizing outcomes. Webinar presentation sponsored by the U.S. Administration of Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2010, December). Beyond evidence-based home visitation models: Building infrastructure. Practice Plenary at the 25th National Training Institute Connecting Science, Policy and Practice, Phoenix, AZ.

Daro, D. (2010, June). Beyond evidence-based home visitation models: Crafting infrastructure to ensure fidelity, scale-up and sustainability. Abstract accepted for presentation at the Head Start 10th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2010, January). Replicating with quality: Lessons from the field of home visitation. Invited symposium at the 24th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2008, January). Findings on prevention programs. Invited presentation at the 22nd Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2008, January-February). Building prevention systems: A promising alternative to “programming” our way to prevention. Invited presentation at the 22nd Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2007, October). Science and child abuse prevention: A reciprocal relationship. Invited presentation at Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment Conference at Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC.

Daro, D. (2007, October). Creating a powerful and effective prevention system. Keynote address at the 20th Anniversary of the New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund, Concord, NH.

Daro, D. (2007, April). Community partnerships to protect children: Challenges and opportunities. Invited presentation at the 12th National Conference on Children and the Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

Daro, D. (2007, April). Home visitation: A cornerstone for effective early intervention systems. Invited presentation at the 12th National Conference on Children and the Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

Daro, D. (2007, March). Developing and sustaining effective primary prevention efforts. Invited lecture at Child Maltreatment Institute: Enhancing Leadership training hosted by the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC.

Daro, D. (2007, January). Trends in child abuse prevention: Building systems/changing context. Invited two-part seminar at the 21st Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2007, January). Community partnerships: Challenges and opportunities. Invited presentation at the 21st Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2007, January). Home visitation: A critical component of effective early intervention systems. Keynote presentation for the opening of the New Jersey Academy for Home Visitation Training, Princeton, NJ.

Daro, D. (2006, May). Supporting children and families through home visitation strategies. Invited presentation to the Buffett Birth to Five Policy Alliance, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2006, April). Early child development and home visitation: Bringing lessons into the living room. Thursday’s Child Series, cosponsored by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Urban Institute, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2005, December). Evaluating community partnerships: Challenges and opportunities. Invited presentation at Child Welfare, Families and Communities: The Future is Now, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Tempe, AZ.

Daro, D. (2005, October). Violence across the life span: Primary prevention strategies for children and families. Invited presentation at the First Linda E. Salzman Annual Symposium on Violence and Abuse, Chicago, IL.

Daro, D. (2005, July). Evaluating Cuyahoga County’s home visitation programs. Invited presentation at the Invest in Children Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.

Daro, D. (2005, May). Challenges to building and sustaining effective home visitation programs: Lessons learned from the states. Webcast, co-sponsored by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the National Conference of State Legislatures, Chicago, IL.

Daro, D. (2005, March). Home visitation forum: Theory of change. Invited panel presentation at the 14th Annual Born to Learn Conference sponsored by Parents as Teachers, St. Louis, MO.

Daro, D. (2005, March). Improving child welfare & family services through partnerships. Invited presentation at the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies Executive Retreat, Lake Geneva, WI.

Daro, D. (2005, February). Preventing child abuse: Finding good research and using it wisely. Keynote address at the 19th Annual Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Texas, Dallas, TX.

Daro, D. (2004, June). Preventing child abuse: Using what we know to improve outcomes. Invited presentation to the Utah State Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, Salt Lake City, UT.

Daro, D. (2004, June). SBS: A useful gateway for building community prevention systems. Keynote address at the Franklin Square Hospital’s 2nd Annual Shaken Baby Syndrome Symposium, Baltimore, MD.

Daro, D. (2004, May). Leadership in child abuse prevention: Familiar challenges, new opportunities. Anne Cohn Donnelly Leadership Award Address at the Prevent Child Abuse America National Convention, Orlando, FL.

Daro, D. (2004, April). Moving prevention forward: Past lessons, future promise. Keynote address at Governor Jim Doyle’s Summit to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: A State Call to Action, Madison, WI.

Daro, D. (2004, January). Best practices in prevention: The importance of “learning organizations.” Invited presentation at the 18th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2004, January). Primary prevention strategies for child abuse, youth violence and adult domestic violence. Invited presentation at the 18th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (2003, January). Strategies to prevent the abuse of infants and toddlers. Web-Assisted Audio Conference sponsored by the National Association of State Legislature’s Children and Family Program.

Daro, D. (2003, May). Establishing best practices in child abuse prevention: Building on the past. Keynote presentation at the Best Practices in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: Creating a Powerful Community Response to Child Maltreatment in Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, OH.

Daro, D. (2003, March). Before substantiation: The role for child welfare agencies in preventing maltreatment. Paper presented at Child Welfare Services Research and Its Policy Implications Conference, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (2002, November). Moving prevention forward: Past lessons, future promise. Keynote presentation at the Second Annual Prevention and Early Intervention Program Conference, Austin, TX.

Daro, D. (2002, May). Home visitation: A key component in nurturing newborns and their parents. Invited presentation at the Help Me Grow Collaborative Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.

Daro, D. (2001, May). Making good on the promise of prevention. Invited presentation at Protecting Children: Promises Kept, Promises Broken at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Daro, D. (2001, May). Measure twice, cut once: The role of market research in nonprofit programs and services. Invited presentation at the Innovating Social Change Conference, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Center for Nonprofit Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Daro, D. (2001, April). Prevention research: Implications for action. Keynote presentation for The Power of Prevention: The Second Symposium at Rutgers University, School of Social Work, New Brunswick, NJ.

Daro, D. (2000, April). Child abuse prevention: Conquering the “zone of wishful thinking.” 10th Annual Louise Rainer Mokofsky Lecture, University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore, MD.

Daro, D. (1999, June). Healthy outcomes: Preventing child abuse and its consequences. Congressional Briefing sponsored by the National Child Abuse Coalition and the Congressional Prevention Coalition, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (1999, March). Perspectives on the standards of evidence used in assessing home visiting. Invited presentation at a workshop on home visitation sponsored by the National Research Council in Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (1999, January). Leave no child behind: Bringing prevention efforts to scale. Invited presentation at the Responding to Maltreatment Conference sponsored by San Diego Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (1998, November). Early intervention research and program planning. Pre-Conference Seminar presented at the 12th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cincinnati, OH.

Daro, D. (1998, April). Successfully engaging parents in prevention services: Lessons learned. Invited presentation of the 46th Annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, University at Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.

Daro, D. (1997, June). Child abuse prevention: New strategies for a new decade. Keynote address at the 13th Annual Georgia Council on Child Abuse Training Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Daro, D. (1997, June). Rethinking the blame game: New approaches to covering child abuse and protection. Invited faculty for the seminar sponsored by the Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families, Baltimore, MD.

Daro, D. (1995, January). Targeting high-risk families: Who is being missed? Workshop presentation at Within Our Reach: Effective Home-Based Strategies for Family Support conference sponsored by the California Department of Human Services, Sacramento, CA.

Daro, D. (1995, January). Program evaluation for child protective services: Are your efforts effective? How Do You Know? Advanced training institute, 9th Annual San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment, sponsored by Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (1994, October). Child abuse prevention over the past 10 years. Invited lecture at the University of California, School of Social Welfare, Family Welfare Research Group 10th Anniversary, Berkeley, CA.

Daro, D. (1994, October). Child abuse prevention and treatment. Invited workshop presentation at the University of California, School of Social Welfare 50th Anniversary celebration, Berkeley, CA.

Daro, D. (1994, May). Preventing child abuse: Doing better, doing more. Advanced training institute with David Finkelhor at the 2nd National Colloquium sponsored by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Boston, MA.

Daro, D. (1993, November). Program evaluation as a total for program development. Master class presentation at the 10th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Pittsburgh, PA.

Daro, D. (1991, September). Toward a shared understanding: The development and use of national child welfare information. Mini-plenary presentation at the 9th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Denver, CO.

Daro, D. (1991, January). When is discipline not reasonable? Luncheon presentation at the 2nd National Conference on Child Fatalities, sponsored by the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, San Diego, CA.

Daro, D. (1990, November). Child abuse research: Are we learning more but doing less? Master class at the National Association of Social Workers 1990 Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Daro, D. (1989, November). Child abuse fatalities: Ending the tragedy. Luncheon presentation at Investigation and Prosecution of Child Homicide conference sponsored by the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, Pittsburgh, PA.

Daro, D. (1989, October). Bridging the gap between research and practice. Seminar presented at the 8th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Salt Lake City, UT.

Daro, D. (1989, March). Effective programs for preventing child abuse. Keynote address at the Governor’s 4th Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Birmingham, AL.

Daro, D. (1988, December). Strengthening our response to child abuse. Keynote address at Children: Our Best Investment For the Future, sponsored by the New Hampshire Trust Fund for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Concord, NH.

Daro, D. (1988, November). Preventing incest through education: The need to reach fathers. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.

Daro, D. (1988, April). Evaluating prevention: What works? Presentation as a major faculty member, National Symposium on Child Victimization, Anaheim, CA.

Daro, D. (1988, February). Family-based services: The essential component for treatment and prevention. Keynote address at the 3rd Annual Prevention Services Conference sponsored by the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies, New York, NY.

Daro, D. (1988, February). Public agency’s responsibility in child maltreatment deaths. Presentation at the Children’s Services Administrators Forum sponsored by the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators, Washington, DC.

Daro, D. (1987, November). Emotional maltreatment: Effective strategies for prevention. Presented at the Public Policy Seminar Series sponsored by the Family Welfare Research Group, University of California, Berkeley.

Daro, D. (1987, July). Measuring a 20% reduction in child abuse by 1990: Measurement strategies and baseline predictions. Presentation at the 3rd National Family Violence Conference at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

Daro, D. (1987, June). What should public policy be regarding adolescent parents? Presentation at the Public Policy Seminar Series sponsored by the Family Welfare Research Group, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California.

September 2017, Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding leadership in the development of Healthy Families America early home visiting model and the field of home visiting. Awarded by Prevent Child Abuse America.

July 2016, William Friedrich Memorial Award for life time contributions to advancing child abuse prevention policy and programs. Awarded by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Board of Directors

May 2004, Anne Cohn Donnelly Child Abuse Prevention Leadership Award in recognition for improving the link between research and child maltreatment prevention policy and practice. Awarded by Prevent Child Abuse America.

Books/Book Chapters

Daro, D., Cohn Donnelly, A., Huang, L. A., & Powell, B. (Eds.) (2015). Advances in child abuse prevention knowledge: The perspective of new leadership. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.

Daro, D., & Cohn Donnelly, A. (2015). Reflections on child maltreatment research and practice: Consistent challenges. In D. Daro, A. Cohn Donnelly, L. A. Huang, & B. Powell (Eds.), Advances in child abuse prevention knowledge: The perspective of new leadership (pp. 3-17). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.

Daro, D., Cohn Donnelly, A., Huang, L.A., & Powell, B. (2015). Common themes, questions and opportunities: Creating a context for continued improvement. In D. Daro, A. Cohn Donnelly, L. A. Huang, & B. Powell (Eds.), Advances in child abuse prevention knowledge: The perspective of new leadership (pp. 237-252). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.

Daro, D., & Benedetti, G. (2014). Sustaining progress in preventing child maltreatment: A transformative challenge. In J. Korbin & R. Krugman (Eds.), Handbook on child maltreatment: Contemporary issues in research and policy series (pp. 281-300). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.

Daro, D. (2013). Crafting effective child abuse prevention systems: A legacy of vision. In J. Korbin & R. Krugman (Eds.), C. Henry Kempe: A 50 year legacy to the field of child abuse and neglect (pp. 157-164). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.

Daro, D. (2011). Home visitation. In E. Zigler, W. Gilliam, & S. Barnett (Eds.). The pre-K debates (pp.169-173). Baltimore, Maryland: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Daro, D. (2010). Replicating evidence-based home visiting models: A framework for assessing fidelity (Research Brief 3 — Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment). Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

Daro, D., & Dodge, K. (2010). Strengthening home-visiting intervention policy: Expanding reach, building knowledge. In R. Haskins & W. S. Barnett (Eds), New directions for America’s preschool policies (pp. 79-86). Washington, D.C.: NIERR and Brookings.

Daro, D. (2010). Preventing child abuse and neglect. In J. Myers (Ed.), APSAC handbook on child maltreatment, 3rd ed. (pp. 17-38). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Daro, D. (2009). Science and child abuse prevention: A reciprocal relationship. In K. Dodge & D. Coleman (Eds.), Community prevention of child maltreatment (pp. 9-28). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Daro, D., & McCurdy, K. (2007). Interventions to prevent child maltreatment. In L. Doll, J. Mercy, R. Hammond, D. Slett, & S. Bonzo (Eds.), Handbook on injury and violence prevention intervention (pp. 137-156). New York, NY: Springer Publishers.

Daro, D. (2008). Child abuse prevention. In C. Renzetti & J. Edelson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Daro, D. (2008). Co-occurrence of different forms of family violence. In C. Renzetti & J. Edelson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Daro, D. (2004, Revised 2006). Prenatal/postnatal home visiting programs and their impact on young children’s psychosocial development (0-5): Commentary on Olds, Kitzman, Mallik and Spiker. In R. Tremblay, R. Barr, & R. Peters. (Eds.), Encyclopedia on early childhood development (pp. 1-5). Montréal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. Available at: http://www.ecellence-earlychildhood.ca/documents/DaroANGxp.pdf.

Daro, D. (2002). Educating and changing parents: Strengthening the primary safety net for children. In K. Brown, H. Hanks, & P. Stratton (Eds.),The early prediction and prevention of child abuse: A handbook (pp. 127-144). West Sussex, England: Wiley and Sons.

Daro, D. (2002). The C. Henry Kempe lectureship: A constant reminder of the vision. In A. Cohn Donnelly (Ed.), The international society for the prevention of child abuse: A history of commitment and change. Chicago, IL: International Society on the Abuse of Children.

Daro, D., & Cohn-Donnelly, A. (2002). Preventing child abuse and neglect. In J. Myers, L. Berliner, J. Briere, T. Hendrix, C. Jenny, & T. Reid (Eds.), APSAC handbook on child maltreatment: Second edition (pp. 431-448). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Daro, D. (2000). Using research to inform practice: Strengths and limitation. In S. Ward & D. Finklehor (Eds.), Program evaluation and family violence research (pp. 115-138). New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Finkelhor, D., & Daro, D. (1997). Preventing child sexual abuse. In D. Krugman, R. Kempe, & M.E. Helfer (Eds.), The battered child (5th ed.) (pp. 615-626). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Daro, D. (1996). Preventing child abuse and neglect. In L. Berliner, J. Briere, J. Bulkley, & C. Jenny (Eds.), APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (pp. 343-358). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Daro, D. (1993). Child maltreatment research: Implications for program design. In D. Cicchetti & S. Toth (Eds.), Child abuse, child development and social policy (pp. 331-367). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Daro, D. (1991). Prevention programs. In C. Hollin & K. Howells (Eds.), Clinical approaches to sex offenders and their victims (pp. 285-306). New York, NY: Wiley.

Daro, D. (1990). Strategies and models of child abuse prevention. In A. Roberts (Ed.), Contemporary perspectives on crisis intervention and prevention (pp. 161-184). New York, NY: Prentice Hall.

Daro, D., & Cohn, A. (1988). A decade of child maltreatment evaluation efforts: What have we learned? In G. Hotaling, D. Finkelhor, J. Kirkpatrick & M. Straus (Eds.), Coping with family violence: Research and policy perspectives (pp. 275-287). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Daro, D. (1988). Confronting child abuse: Research for effective program design. New York, NY: The Free Press.

Journal Articles

Adedokun, L. & Daro, D. (2017). The research to policy pipeline: The role of training emerging scholars. Child and Adolescent Social Work, 34(1), 7-9.

Daro, D. (2016). A public health approach to prevention: What will it take? Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 17(4), 420-421.

Daro, D. (2016). Early family support interventions: Creating context for success. Global Social Welfare, 3, 91-96.

Daro, D., & Dodge, K. (2009). Creating community responsibility for child protection: Expanding partnerships, changing context. Future of Children, 19(2), 67-94.

Daro, D. (2007). Perspectives on early childhood home visitation programs: Improving quality and enhancing outcomes. Communities, Families and Children Australia, 2(1), 5-14.

Daro, D., McCurdy, K., Falconnier, L., Winje, C., Anisfeld, E., Ktzav, A., Keim, A., LeCroy, C., & Nelson, C. (2007). The role of community in facilitating service utilization. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in Community, 34(1/2), 181-204.

Daro, D. (2007). The role of community in facilitating service utilization. Child and Family Policy and Practice Review, 3(2), 8-11.

McCurdy, K., Daro, D., Anisfeld, E., Katzev, A., LeCroy, C., McAfee, C., Nelson, C., Falconnier, L., McGuigan, W., Sandy, J., & Winje, C. (2006). Understanding maternal intentions to engage in home visitation programs. Children and Youth Services Review, 28, 1195-1212.

Daro, D. (2005). Letter to the editor in response to Mark Chaffin. Child Abuse and Neglect, 29, 237-240.

Daro, D., & Cohn-Donnelly, A. (2004). Child abuse prevention: Accomplishments and challenges. Dziecko Krzywdzone (Abused Child), 9, 40-59.

Daro, D., Edleson, J., & Pinderhughes, H. (Eds). (2004). Child abuse, youth violence, and adult domestic violence [Special issue]. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(3).

Daro, D., Edleson, J., & Pinderhughes, H. (2004). Finding common ground in the study of child abuse, youth violence and adult domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(3), 1-17.

Daro, D., McCurdy, K., Falconnier, L., & Stojanovic, D. (2003). Sustaining new parents in home visitation services: Key participant and program factors. Child Abuse and Neglect, 27(10), 1101-1125.

McCurdy, K., Gannon, R., & Daro, D. (2003). Participation patterns in home-based family support programs: Ethnic variation. Family Relations, 52(1), 3-11.

Daro, D. (2002). Invited commentary: Public perception of child sexual abuse – who is to blame? Child Abuse and Neglect, 26(11), 1131-1134.

Daro, D., & Cohn-Donnelly, A. (2002). Charting the waves of prevention: Two steps forward, one step back. Child Abuse and Neglect, 26(6/7), 731-742.

McCurdy, K., & Daro, D. (2001). Parent involvement in family support programs: An integrated theory. Family Relations, 50(2), 113-121.

Daro, D. (2000). Child abuse prevention: New strategies for a new decade. Current Theory and Research in Motivation, 46, 161-220.

Daro, D., & Harding, K. (1999). Healthy Families America: Using research to enhance practice. The Future of Children, 9(1), 152-176.

Daro, D., & McCurdy, K. (1994). Preventing child abuse and neglect: Programmatic interventions. Child Welfare, 73(5), 405-430.

Daro, D. (1994). Prevention of child sexual abuse. The Future of Children, 4(2), 198-223.

McCurdy, K., & Daro, D. (1994). Child maltreatment: A national survey of reports and fatalities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 9(1), 75-94.

Daro, D., & Gelles, R. (1992). Public attitudes and behaviors with respect to child abuse prevention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 7(4), 517-531.

Daro, D. (1992). Building a national child welfare database: Utilizing a variety of sources. Protecting Children, 8(3), 24-25.

Abrahams, N., Casey, K., & Daro, D. (1992). Teachers’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about child abuse and its prevention. Child Abuse and Neglect, 16(2), 229-238.

Daro, D. (1991). Child sexual abuse prevention: Separating fact from fiction. Child Abuse and Neglect, 15(1), 1-4.

Daro, D. (1989). When should prevention education begin? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 4(2), 257-260.

Daro, D., & Cohn, A. (1987). Is treatment too late: What ten years of evaluative research tells us. Child Abuse and Neglect, 11(3), 433-442.

Monographs/Reports

Daro, D. (Ed.). (2008). World perspectives on child abuse (8th ed.) Chicago, IL: International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Daro, D. (Ed.). (2006). World perspectives on child abuse (7th ed.). Chicago, IL: International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Daro, D. (Ed.). (2004) World perspectives on child abuse (6th ed.). Chicago, IL: International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Daro, D., McCurdy, K., Nelson, C., Falconnier, L., & Winje, C. (2004). Engagement and retention in voluntary new parent support programs: Final report. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation and William T. Grant Foundation.

Daro, D. (2003). Before substantiation: The role for child welfare agencies in preventing maltreatment. Chicago, IL: Joint Center on Poverty Research.

Daro, D. (2001). Preventing child abuse: challenges and opportunities facing the national call to action. San Diego, CA: San Diego Children’s Hospital.

Daro, D. (2001). Child abuse prevention: Accomplishments and challenges. New York, NY: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Daro, D., Budde, S., Baker, S., Stojanovic, D., Anderson, D., Harden, A., & Puckett, K. (2000). Phase I implementation of the Community Partnerships for Protecting Children. New York, NY: The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

Daro, D., McCurdy, K., & Harding, K. (1998). Intensive home visitation services: Lessons from Hawaii’s Healthy Start program. Kansas City, MO: The Kauffman Foundation.

Daro, D., Jones, L., & McCurdy, K. (1993). Preventing child abuse: An evaluation of services to high risk families. Philadelphia, PA: The William Penn Foundation.

Daro, D., & McCurdy, K. (1992). Current trends in child abuse reporting and fatalities: The results of the 1991 annual fifty-state survey. Chicago, IL: National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Daro, D. (1992). Public attitudes and behaviors with respect to child abuse prevention, 1987 – 1992. Chicago, IL: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse.

Daro, D. (1991). The child abuse prevention movement: Aggregate gains and shortcomings. Chicago, IL: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse.

Daro, D. (1998). Intervening with new parents: An effective way to prevent child abuse. Chicago, IL: National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.

Cohn, A., & Daro, D. (1997). A guide for planning and implementing child abuse and neglect service programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Daro, D. (1997). Where will Dick and Jane live?: The impact of local government policy making on young families with children. Berkeley, CA: Childhood and Government Project, University of California, Berkeley.